Although some Haworthia species can be found in full, bright sun, many live in more protected spots and therefore are adapted to thrive in partial shade (though few look their best without at least some direct sun or bright light). This makes Haworthias well adapted to lower light conditions found in homes.
Haworthia, also known as Zebra Plant, is often described as a miniature aloe plant. Unlike Aloe Vera, Haworthia is not toxic to cats or dogs. These succulents may also have fat, juicy leaves and translucent flesh.
Haworthias prefer an acidic growing medium. However, low pH makes the conversion of urea to Nitrogen usable by plants slow. It is recommended to use synthetic fertilizers because they dissolve in water and in most cases, are available for immediate uptake.
For most gardeners, this species is limited to indoor growth. Choose a container that has excellent drainage and use a cactus mix or blend of half potting soil and half grit such as sand or perlite. The container should be shallow, as the root system Read more
Water. Because Haworthia store water so efficiently, they do not need to be watered very often. Only water when the soil has been completely dry for a number of days. This may be every two weeks, or in warmer months or warmer climates, it could Read more
It's root rot! Your Haworthia has been infected with a fungus that causes its roots to decay and die, eventually killing the entire houseplant if left untreated. This fungal infection happens when there is too much water on the roots of your plants or if Read more
A dying zebra plant is usually because of watering too often or slow draining, damp soils which cause the leaves to turn brown or yellow as a sign of stress. Zebra plants turn white if they are in too much direct sunlight. Scale back how Read more
Haworthias are easy to grow as long as you keep in mind that they are succulents and require the appropriate light, temperature, soil, and watering. Although it is possible to kill a Haworthia, they are generally forgiving of the occasional lapses of ideal care.
Haworthia. A part of the succulent family, Haworthia is a small, low-growing plant that has distinctive studded white bands on its leaves. These plants do well in bright light and in moist conditions with plenty of soil drainage. Its shape and size resembles aloe, but Read more
These plants like a sandy or gravelly soil with sharp drainage. Use a cactus potting mix or another very fast-draining potting soil for container plants. To improve soil drainage, you can mix the soil with perlite, aquarium gravel, or pumice.
Soil. All Haworthias do not like their roots to remain wet for prolonged periods, so their soil should be well-drained. In habitat, they are found growing in sandy soils in rocky areas. Use a commercial potting mix for succulents or make your own.
Haworthia is a large genus of small succulent plants endemic to Southern Africa (Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini and South Africa). Like the aloes, they are members of the subfamily Asphodeloideae and they generally resemble miniature aloes, except in their flowers, which are distinctive in appearance.
Rotting roots are common in Haworthia plants because of their fleshy roots. Too much water first damages the roots then spreads to the stem and leaves. The cause is excess water. It is important to note when you water, what season it is, and the Read more
Root pruning a Haworthia can stimulate the growth of new roots, which are more efficient at uptaking waters and nutrients. If a Haworthia has a large underground stem, trimming it helps reduce the risk of rotting and make room for new roots. But this will Read more
Haworthias grow best in a subtropical climate that has warm days (20~26° C) and cool nights (10~16° C) in spring and fall. In such weather conditions, they reach peak growth, actively absorbing water and nutrients.
Overwatering is the most common cause for Haworthias to turn white. To know that the plant is being overwatered, look for the soggy, pale, or white leaves. Also, check the soil if it stays damp all the time that is due to overwatering. To avoid Read more
In our area (Central North Carolina), Haworthia does well outside in the summer but will need to live inside during the late fall and winter months. Haworthia can handle bright light, but they are unique to succulents in that they need less light to thrive Read more
Zebra Plant (Haworthia) While its shape and size are quite similar to aloe, which is toxic to cats and dogs, the zebra plant is perfectly pet-safe. These hardy succulents need minimal care and make a standout decorative feature to any room, especially when put in Read more
If the Zebra Plant is watered more frequent than it needed, its leaves will turn yellow and transparent because they are rotting. The leaves of an overwatered succulent fall off very easily when touched as an early signal. Excess water is very hard to recover Read more
Some species like the Haworthia limifolia have healing properties and help purify blood and cure skin rashes, coughs, and other problems.
Most haworthia species will grow well in low light, but will look their best in a bright, warm environment. They need protection from intense heat or full sun.
The reason for a dying zebra succulent is most often because of over watering which turns the leaves brown or yellow with a drooping and dying appearance. Too much direct sunlight can turn zebra succulents white. Watering too lightly causes leaf tips to turn brown Read more