Although some Haworthia species can be found in full, bright sun, many live in more protected spots and therefore are adapted to thrive in partial shade (though few look their best without at least some direct sun or bright light). This makes Haworthias well adapted to lower light conditions found in homes.
Similarly one may ask, how do you look after a Haworthia plant?
How to Care for a Haworthia Recap
- Moderate Light Levels Avoid direct sunlight and very shady areas.
- Moderate Watering Once a week or so in Summer and once every two weeks in Winter.
- Temperature Normal indoor room temperatures. 10°C (50°F) to 29°C (85°F)
- Feeding Try to fertilise once every three months when it’s growing.
Beside above, how often should you water Haworthia?
Water. Because Haworthia store water so efficiently, they do not need to be watered very often. Only water when the soil has been completely dry for a number of days. This may be every two weeks, or in warmer months or warmer climates, it could be more often.
Do I mist my Haworthia?
The perfect tool for this is a basting syringe–water around the perimeter, directing the jet of water towards the center so that the roots will get some whiff of moisture while avoiding getting the leaves wet. Misting will work as well, it is said.
They do best in the temperature ranging from 75 to 90 °F (24 to 32 °C). Some species can survive a light frost for a short period, but it is best not to take chances. Most Haworthias are cold hardy down to USDA hardiness zone 10a, 30 °F (-1.1 °C).
Predominantly native to South Africa, haworthia is usually small, around 3 to 5 inches in height (although some can shoot out taller blooming spikes), and a relatively slow grower. Plus, haworthia is nontoxic to pets!
However, the UC Master Gardeners recommend that you remove the pups in spring or autumn when the plant is not actively growing, to reduce stress to both the offshoots and the parent plant.
Zebra Plant (Haworthia)
Take one look at a Haworthia and there will be no surprises as to why this variety of succulent is often called a zebra plant. While its shape and size are quite similar to aloe, which is toxic to cats and dogs, the zebra plant is perfectly pet-safe.
1. Brazilian Pepper (Schinus Terebinthifolius)
White, yellow or pink flowers sprout from the stem. It is one of the most expensive succulents out there. This type of cactus typically costs around USD $645. The Paper Spine cactus is usually rare in the wild.
The best way to identify succulents is by their leaf shape and growth habit. Of course, fleshy leaves are what classifies succulents apart from other plants. Some succulent species have fleshy leaves that grow in a rosette shape, giving the plant a spiky look.