Eastern Cape, South Africa
Haworthia retusa is a small, rosette forming succulent , up to 10 cm tall.
The rare and fascinating multicoloured Haworthia retusa f. variegata is a very beautiful and easy succulent. It has one central dominant rosette, off this one rosette multiple striking yellow and green coloured unique offset’s form.
The tops of the leaves are translucent which allows sunlight to pass through, as the light reacts with the cells of the plant the light is absorbed and reflected back out in the most dazzling of ways, much like a stain glass window.
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