Haworthia fasciata - Zebra Cactus
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Haworthia fasciata is a small succulent, up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall. The triangular shaped leaves are green with narrow white crested strips on the outside. At the end of the leaf is a non acute spine. The white flowers appear in October and November, on the end of an inflorescence. The species has similar markings to Haworthia attenuata. The two are therefore frequently confused with each other
Haworthia are not considered difficult houseplants to grow. They are often grown in small clusters in wide, shallow dishes. Over time, clusters will naturally enlarge as the mother plant sends off small plantlets. When the cluster has outgrown its dish, repot in the spring or early summer into a new wide and shallow dish with fresh potting soil.
Full sun to filtered shade. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not over water.
As with all succulents, the most dangerous situation is too much water- they should never be allowed to sit in water under any circumstances. Haworthias will survive on less light than many other succulents, however, in order to produce their colorful foliage, they need some sun.
These decorative little plants can be grown in interesting containers such as tea cups and even miniature baby shoes. Make sure the container had adequate drainage. If it doesn t, it might be a good idea to pop the plant out of its container and add a layer of gravel to the bottom to reduce the wicking action of the soil above.
Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping