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, why is my Haworthia turning orange?
If haworthias are exposed to too much sun, especially on warm days and in the afternoon when the sun is strongest, the leaves can start browning and loosing the green colour. This change is also likely to happen more in summer when the sun is out longer and the intensity of UV is higher.
Regarding this, does Haworthia need lots of sun?
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.
Is a haworthia a succulent?
The Haworthia is a miniature succulent native to South Africa, and is one of the easiest houseplants to care for. It is characterized by its architectural structure, typically solitary columns which form in layers, though this can differ widely between varieties and even within the same species.
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.
The main difference between the two species (H. fasciata – H. attenuata) is the Haworthia fasciata has smoother inner leaves unlike the H. attenuata that displays tubercles (warty growths).
Blooming occurs when haworthias have been grown in optimal conditions: well-drained soil, good air circulation but not too much sun exposure (which can cause leaf spots), and plenty of water, especially during the summer months.
Cactus mix generally works well for haworthia plants, as it is made to allow for drainage. You can also mix your soil with pumice or perlite to further improve drainage and help protect the plant from overwatering. Place your plant in bright, indirect sunlight.
The reason for a dying zebra succulent is most often because of over watering which turns the leaves brown or yellow with a drooping and dying appearance. Too much direct sunlight can turn zebra succulents white. Watering too lightly causes leaf tips to turn brown and the lower leaves to die back.
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.