Haworthia cymbiformis variegata Description: Spreading stemless ground cover rosette succulent, up to15cm in diameter.
Leaves: Succulent soft and glassy (almost transparent) they are nicely variegated with light-green and white longitudinal strips with varying amounts of variegation. Regularly there appear some normal (not variegated) green or totally white offsets.
Haworthia cymbiformis variegata Cultivation and Propagation: There’s no difference in cultivation from usual plants of this type. Though it grows more slowly.
Exposure: Needs light shade to shade.
Watering needs: regular water (They enjoy a little water during winter period too) but do not overwater as they will most likely wind up with root rot, and do not water again until dry! Hardy to -1°C.
The normal green and totally white offsets should be eliminated.
Propagation: Offsets (New plants are freely produced basally between the leaves)
Haworthia are delightful little succulents that form very attractive and singular small houseplants. Generally easy to grow, the same best practices that yield healthy aloe and echeveria plants will also produce beautiful Haworthia.
In terms of appeal, these small, low growing plants form rosettes of fleshy green leaves that are generously covered with white, pearly warts or bands, giving them a distinctive appearance. Just like other succulents, these plants appreciate bright light, adequate moisture in the summer, and relatively drier conditions in the winter. Avoid overwatering, but don’t let them dry out too much.
- Light: Bright light, but not direct sunlight. These grow in similar conditions to other succulents. White or yellow leaves usually signify too much sun.
- Water: Water evenly and generously in the summer, letting the soil media dry out between waterings. In the winter, reduce watering to every other month. Never allow water to collect in the rosette.
- Temperature: Warmer summers but cool in the winter (down to 50 degrees F).
- Soil: Use a cactus mix or very fast-draining potting soil mixed with sand.
- Fertilizer: Fertilize during the summer growing season with a cactus fertilizer. Don’t feed during the winter.
Haworthia can be propagated at repotting time using offsets from the mother plant. When taking offsets, use a sharp knife or snippers and cut as close to the mother stem as possible to include as many roots as possible, then allow the offset to dry briefly before repotting it (similar to cuttings from other succulents). Pot the offsets in a small pot, using the same soil as the mother plant, put it in a warm, bright spot, and make sure to adequately water.