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Tulista marginata

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Scientific Name

Tulista marginata (Lam.) G.D.Rowley

Synonyms

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: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Tulista

Description

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. It was formerly classed in the genus Haworthia.

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Hardiness

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

How to Grow and Care

Haworthia 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. If it doesn’t, it might be a good idea to pop the plant out of its container and add a layer of gravel to the bottom to reduce the wicking action of the soil above. Finally, look out for sunburned spots on your plants.

Haworthia 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… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Haworthia

Origin

Native to South Africa (Western Cape).

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