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Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera 'Silver Swirl'


Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera 'Silver Swirl'

Family Name: Asphodelaceae


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Succulent Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Compact
Maximum Height 10 cm


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin.

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Succulent forms a tight, compact rosette up to 10 cm tall.
Foliage Thick, linear leaves are white with grey translucent areas near the tips. The leaf tips appear striped, because the white basal coloration extends into the grey translucent area as stripes. The leaf margin is lined with a few, minute, soft teeth.
Flowers The white, tubular flowers are arranged on an inflorescence known as a raceme.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water
Maintenance Requirements Moderate
Propagation Method Seed, Leaf Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Silver / Grey, White
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Rosulate / Rosette
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Linear)
Foliar Venation Recticulate
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute
Foliar Base Truncate / Square

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Bilateral
Individual Flower Shape Tubular
Inflorescence Type Raceme
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 32960
Species ID 7374
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.