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Haworthia sp.


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet Type

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Succulent Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Columnar


Native Distribution South Africa
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Succulent with a columnar growth form.
Foliage Thick, triangular leaves are densely clustered in a spiral arrangement around the stem. They are densely covered in small, white tubercles which are mostly round, but occasionally linear.
Habitat Occurs on hillsides and mountains.
Cultivation This species will adopt a more compact form when well-exposed to direct sunlight. This species, like other Haworthias, are usually not attacked by pests except for the occasional mealy bug.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water
Rootzone Tolerance Drought Tolerant, Well-Drained Soils
Maintenance Requirements Low
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting
Propagation Method Remarks Offset


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White, Patterned
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Rough, Thick
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Spiral
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Falcate / Curved)
Foliar Margin Entire
Typical Foliar Area Microphyll ( 2.25cm2 - 20.25 cm2 )

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Master ID 31509
Species ID 5906
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Species record last updated on: 23 March 2022.