Growing Haworthia Plants
Care and Growth of Collectible
Haworthia Correcta Window Plant
plants are native to southern Africa and there are many species and
just love these succulent little gems and
this plant seems to have
developed a cult following among succulent gardeners.
Some Haworthia plants have fat, translucent leaves with
pale stripes or dots on the outside and jelly-like leaf centers.
Some have dark green stalks with white stripes or dots.
Most Haworthias remain under 6 inches tall and eventually form mounds
from offsets. They grow well in containers in shady spots.
to glow from the inside when the sun hits
them just right. The tips of some have translucent leaf tips,
looking into the
green jelly inside.
Some of the more common varieties of Haworthia include Zebra Plant, Cut
Window Plant and Window Plant. Some of the more rare hybrids sell
for hundreds of dollars.
I took this photo of my Haworthia correcta in winter when they were
all fat and happy from extra rainfall.
Care of Haworthia plants is slightly different from most succulents in
that they appreciate more shade and even more water than their drought
Haworthia Sun Requirements
Haworthias like shade from the hottest sun or
they will get
burned. They seem to do well with dappled sunlight to deep shade.
mine a monthly watering like the rest of my
succulents. Over watering causes rot. Haworthia plants are
able to withstand a light frost.
If you are lucky
they will reward you with a single white flower on top of a 12” stalk
in the winter. The flower has just two trumpet shaped
These plants are fairly carefree – except for
the snails - be sure to protect them.
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