Haworthia Wimii Silver Kiwi Description
Haworthia Wimii Silver KiwiNative to South-Africa
Haworthia Wimii Silver Kiwi Mostly with thick fleshy leaves into a rosette shape. Small sizes, patterned leaves, colour, (usually green but sometimes brownish) and different forms. Can change with the season in colour though. Flowers are small, white and bell-shaped on long stems. Be careful not to water to offer as they need to dry out. As over watered in summer when they are dormant. Can lead to rotting.
Grow in Spring/Autumn, filtered sun to part shade protected from frosts and well-draining soil.
Haworthia Wimii Silver Kiwi Description: H. emelyae var. major is a small dark-bodied plant with textured leaf surface and lovely symmetry.
Rosettes: Stemless, usually solitary that rarely offsets and only grows to about 8cm across.
Leaves: Dark, rough-surfaced (almost like sandpaper) with a triangular flat topped, translucent area , with small white crystalline tubercules (dots) that converge into lines running to the point. The leaves turn almost red in winter.
Inflorescence: 30 cm tall.
Flowers: White with green veins.
Remarks: This a favorite plant for hybridizers and there are a few outstanding hybrids using this as one of the parents.
Haworthia Wimii Silver Kiwi 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 Wimii Silver KiwiGrowth 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.)