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Haworthia obtusa hybrid 'LED'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin.

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Rosette-forming succulent up to about 8 cm tall.
Foliage Thick, triangular leaves are tightly arranged in a rosette. Light green, translucent leaves are smooth and glossy, streaked with dark green markings. Young leaves are more erect compared to the outer, older leaves which are ascending.
Stems This plant lacks a stem.
Flowers White, 2-lipped tubular flowers with brownish longitudinal stripes are arranged near the tip of a spike inflorescence. The inflorescence stalk is sparsely lined with triangular leafy bracts and much taller than the plant.  
Fruit The dry, dehiscent fruit is known as a capsule.
Cultivation Haworthia obtusa 'LED' grows very slowly, but is easy to care for. It requires well-drained soil and bright, but indirect light. It is drought tolerant and handles underwatering well, but quickly rots when overwatered. In an air-conditioned environment, it should be watered once every 2 weeks or more.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Rockery / Desert Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Little Water
Rootzone Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Easy to Grow
Maintenance Requirements Low
Fertilizing Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 1-2 months.
Propagation Method Leaf Cutting
Plant Growth Rate Remarks very slow-growing
Propagation Method Remarks This plant produces small plantlets near the base which are called offsets. They can be removed from the mother plant with a knife, being sure to include some roots in the cutting. Plants require cross pollination for successful fertilization and production of viable seed.


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Green - Light Green, Patterned
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Thick
Young Flush Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Deltoid)
Foliar Venation Recticulate
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute
Foliar Base Truncate / Square

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Bilateral
Individual Flower Shape Tubular
Inflorescence Type Spike

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Master ID 32958
Species ID 7372
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.