It usually takes these plants about 4 years to reach flowering size from seed, and with some varieties they can take up to 5 years to start showing their adult aesthetic traits. For this reason, they are more expensive than the more common green varieties.
In this way, are Haworthias fast growing?
Haworthia cooperi plants typically do not grow quickly, and therefore don’t tend to outgrow their pots very often. They should not need re-potting many times during their lifespan, but it’s a good idea to repot every few years to refresh the soil, which can get clogged with salts and residue from watering.
Then, 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.
Are Haworthias slow growers?
Haworthias are small, slow-growing succulents, and they do not require much fertilizer. For optimum growth, fertilization is a good idea. Feed only with a dilute fertilizer and only during the active growing season. Avoid summer fertilizing as Haworthias are in a 6 to 8 weeks rest period.
This makes the Discocactus subterraneo-proliferans the rarest succulent in the world. This particular Discocactus is native to one region in Brazil and is nearly extinct because its natural habitat was cleared and plowed for small-scale agriculture and cattle ranching.
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.
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.