Description for Haworthia
Haworthia attenuata Fairies Washboard Haworthia is a robust plant, with larger rosettes – which grow to about 5 inches across, with broadly triangular leaves arranged in a pinwheel-like rosette.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Haworthia||Pinkish-White||March||15 cm||Easy to Grow|
Planting and care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||50 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Haworthia
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
- Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
- A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Typical uses of Haworthia
Special features: Flowers are small, white and bell-shaped on long stems. The species and its varieties have a rather wide distribution – they are native to Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa, with a number of recognized varieties and regional forms.
Culinary use: Leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose