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Tulista marginata


Scientific Name

Tulista marginata (Lam.) G.D.Rowley


Haworthia marginata, Aloe marginata, Aloe albicans, Aloe laevigata, Aloe ramifera, Aloe virescens, Apicra albicans, Catevala marginata, Haworthia albicans, Haworthia laevis, Haworthia ramifera, Haworthia virescens

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodeloideae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Tulista


Tulista marginata, formerly known as Haworthia marginata, is an evergreen, winter-growing, succulent plant with short, sharp leaves arranged in rosettes up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. The leaves are hard, keeled, upright, pale green and can be with tubercles. In the summer it produces pink-white flowers on a multi-branched inflorescence.

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USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

These succulents are not considered difficult houseplants to grow. If you can keep a pot of Aloe alive on a windowsill, chances are you can do the same with a dish of Haworthia. As with all succulents, the most dangerous situation is too much water. They should never be allowed to sit in water under any circumstances. At the same time, these decorative, little plants can be grown in interesting containers such as tea cups and even miniature baby shoes. If you're given a Haworthia in such a container, make sure the container had adequate drainage.

Haworthias are small, usually remaining between 3  and 5 inches (7.5 cm and 12.5 cm)  in height, and relatively slow-growing. They are often grown in small clusters in wide, shallow dishes. Over time, clusters will naturally enlarge as the mother plant sends off small plantlets. When the cluster has outgrown its dish, repot in the spring or early summer into a new wide and shallow dish with fresh potting soil. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Haworthia


Tulista marginata is native to South Africa (Western Cape).


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