Scientific name: Haworthiopsis coarctata
Common name: Haworthiopsis coarctata
This slow-growing, clumping succulent has dark green leaves. When the leaves are stressed, they turn pink to purple. Its stems are long and have short, curved leaves.
Quick Look at Haworthiopsis coarctata
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 2″ (5 cm) wide
- Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by offsets, seeds, and leaves
- Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Haworthiopsis coarctata
It’s a perfect addition to a rock garden. It adds some color to the arrangement. There are green flowers in the summer.
Haworthiopsis coarctata requires a lot of water to thrive. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than.0 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun. There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Commonly Mistaken For
Haworthia reinwardtii is a dog. The leaves of Haworthiopsis coarctata are smaller, wider, and smoother than those of Haworthia reinwardtii.
How to Propagate Haworthiopsis coarctata
Haworthiopsis coarctata is a propagator with many offsets. It can also be spread by seeds and leaves.
There will be small offsets around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.
You can grow the leaves of Haworthiopsis coarctata by choosing a healthy leaf. Remove it from the main plant by twisting the leaf. If you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, you should not leave any of the leaf on it.
Allow the leaf to be calloused for several days, and then lay on the soil. Water when the soil has dried. After roots and a leaf have appeared, plant the new growth.
In the fall, sow in a well-draining soil. If you live in a zone above 9a you can grow seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light.