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Tulista marginata

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Scientific Name

Tulista marginata (Lam.) G.D.Rowley

Synonyms

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

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Tulista marginata, formerly known as Haworthia marginata, is a small, slow-growing succulent with triangular leaves arranged in rosettes that are up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. The leaves are erect to spreading, pale green and can be with tubercles. In summer, the rosette produces pink-white flowers on a multi-branched inflorescence.

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Hardiness

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

How to Grow and Care

Tulista care, no matter the species, is easy and minimal. As with all succulents, the most dangerous situation is too much water. The best way to water these succulents is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet and then wait until the soil is dry before watering again. In the winter, reduce watering to once per month. Never allow water to collect in the rosette.

Fertilize during the growing season with a succulent fertilizer. Don't feed during the winter.

When the cluster has outgrown its container, repot in the spring or early summer into a new wide and shallow container with fresh potting soil. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.

Tulistas are best propagated by seed. Seeds should be sown in spring or fall. Germination can take 2 weeks and seedlings can be transplanted into individual pots after the first or second year.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Tulista.

Origin

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

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