Haworthiopsis ×pseudorigida (Salm-Dyck) Gildenh. & Klopper
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Haworthiopsis ×pseudorigida, formerly known as Haworthia tortuosa var. pseudorigida, is a small succulent with dull green to brownish-green leaves arranged in a spiral on an extended stem. The stem grows up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall. Leaves are rough with small tubercles. They are triangular, up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long, and up to 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) wide. Flowers are white and appear on slender, usually unbranched inflorescences in spring and summer.
The specific epithet "pseudorigida" derives from the Greek "pseudes," meaning "lying or false," and the Latin "rigidus," meaning "stiff or rigid," and refers to the not easily broken leaves.
How to Grow and Care for Haworthiopsis ×pseudorigida
Light: Even though most species can tolerate full sun, these succulents thrive in semi-shaded positions. However, brighter light conditions are needed to bring out the leaf coloration.
Soil: Plant your Haworthiopsis in a commercial soil formulated for succulents or make your own well-draining potting mix.
Hardiness: Haworthiopsis ×pseudorigida can withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b.
Watering: In spring and fall, when the growth is most active, water Haworthiopsis thoroughly, then wait until the top of the soil dries out before watering again. Water your plants less during the winter when their growth slows down significantly. During the hottest summer months, when Haworthiopsis are mostly dormant, water just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling.
Fertilizing: Haworthiopsis are slow-growing succulents, and they do not require much fertilizer. Therefore, feed only with a dilute fertilizer and only from spring to fall.
Repotting: When the plant has outgrown its container, repot in the spring or early summer into a new, slightly larger pot with fresh soil.
Propagation: Haworthiopsis are mostly and easily grown from stem cuttings or by removing offsets from the mother plant.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthiopsis.
Toxicity of Haworthiopsis ×pseudorigida
Haworthiopsis species are generally non-toxic to humans and animals.
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