Haworthia is a great choice for you if you’re looking for a perfect, easy-growing house plant. Basically, if you can keep alive a healthy Aloe or Echeverias indoors, you can grow this cutie without any problems.
A Lot of Cuteness In a Small Package
Haworthia reinwardtii or Zebra Wart is a small, perennial succulent, whit stems that can grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) high. Rosette is basal with characteristic white-spotted, fleshy leaves in a spiral pattern. Leaves are large at the bottom and narrow as they curve upwards. This succulent blooms with tubular, pinkish-white flowers in the spring.
This succulent is a slow-grower. However, when you see cute, white. pearly spots, it’s worth waiting. This succulent grows in small clusters in wide, shallow dishes. Being a small succulent, Haworthia can be planted in cute little containers or even baby shoes. Just make sure the soil can properly drain. If there are no draining holes on a container you want to use, make sure to add some gravel, to prevent root rotting. Haworthia spreads in the form of a mat and produces freely growing offsets, which makes this succulent really easy to propagate.
Grow and Care Tips
Haworthia isn’t a difficult succulent to grow. As with most other succulents, the most dangerous thing is too much water. Haworthia shouldn’t be let to sin in the water under any circumstances. However, you can’t be wrong with a “soak and dry” method. However, adjust the watering schedule to the season. Water generously during the summer and reduce the amount of water during the winter.
Haworthia loves bright light, but not the direct sun. Being mostly a houseplant, the best spot to put your Haworthia is a windowsill. When it comes to temperature conditions, this succulent can take warmer summers and some low temperatures in the winter. Just don’t expose your plant to extreme temperature changes. Like with many other succulents, you should give your Haworthia well-draining soil or a standard succulent mix. You can fertilize during a growing season in the summer and cut on feeding during the winter.
Being a succulent that naturally produces a lot of offsets during growing, Haworthia is really easy to propagate. The offsets are sprout up around the base of the plant. You should simply pull them out and allow them to dry for two days before planting in fresh, well-draining soil.
Also, Haworthia can be grown from the seeds. If you live in a warmer climate, you can grow seeds outdoor. If the temperatures are lower, just bring them inside with some additional grow light.
Whatever way of propagation you choose, the best time of the year to get on that is early summer.