Tulista pumila 'Emperor'
Haworthia pumila 'Emperor'
The origin of this beautiful cultivar of Tulista pumila is unknown.
Tulista pumila 'Emperor', formerly known as Haworthia pumila 'Emperor', is a lovely small, slow-growing succulent that forms compact rosettes of gray-green leaves with white irregular bumps. The rosettes grow up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter. Leaves are tough, upright, incurved, and pointed. Flowers are tubular, brownish-white, and appear in summers on a slender stalk.
How to Grow and Care for Tulista pumila 'Emperor'
Light: This succulent tolerates full sun, but it prefers semi-shaded positions. Any window in your home or office is likely to be an appropriate setting for T. pumila 'Emperor'.
Soil: Use a commercial soil mix formulated for succulents or make your own.
Temperature: T. pumila 'Emperor' likes warmer temperatures in summer but cool in winter. It can tolerate cold down to 30 °F (-1.1 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: In spring and fall, when the growth is most active, water T. pumila 'Emperor' thoroughly, then wait until the top of the soil dries out before watering again. Water your plant less during the winter when its growth slows down significantly. During the hottest summer months, when this plant is mostly dormant, water just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling.
Fertilizing: T. pumila 'Emperor' does not require much fertilizer. However, for optimum growth, fertilization is a good idea. Feed during the growing season with a weak fertilizer solution. Do not fertilize during the winter.
Repotting: When it begins to outgrow its pot, repot your T. pumila 'Emperor' in a new shallow and slightly larger pot with fresh soil. The best time to repot is in the spring or early summer.
Propagation: This plant rarely offsets, so most propagation is by seed. Spring is the best time to sow seeds.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Tulista.
Toxicity of Tulista pumila 'Emperor'
T. pumila 'Emperor' is considered non-toxic to humans and animals.
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