Haworthia magnifica v. atrofusca Description
Haworthia magnifica v. atrofusca is a slow-growing, evergreen succulent up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall. Its shape and brownish-greenish color serve to camouflage this plant on the ground. It is usually a solitary stemless plant. The leaves are approximately triangular, up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) long, with longitudinal pale brown or grayish veins along the upper surfaces and small teeth along the edges. The leaves form a rosette up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Flowers are white and small, forming an inflorescence up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall.
Haworthia magnifica v. atrofusca Cultivation and Propagation: Haworthia are of easy cultivation and relatively low maintenance, which makes them a good houseplant, and can be an excellent subject for the beginning succulentophile (they can grow easily on window sills, verandas and in miniature succulent gardens where they are happy to share their habitat with other smaller succulent plants, or in outdoor rockeries).
Haworthia magnifica v. atrofusca Growth rate: They are relatively slow-growing plants that offsets freely to form small clusters.
Soil: They are tolerant of a wide range of soils and habitats, but prefer a very porous potting mix to increase drainage. A non-acid soil is ideal. You can grow a plant in a 10-15 cm pot for years and have perfectly happy plants. Needs a deep pot to accommodate the long, thick, contractile roots.
Fertilization: The plants are fertilized only once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the recommended strength.
Watering: It needs regular water, but do not water again until dry. Also, it is a species that is dormant in the winter and requires very little water (maybe even none) during the cold months.
Frost Tolerance: Light frost protection required. Minimum of 5ºC for safe growing (but hardy up to -5°C or less.)