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Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green'


Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green'

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


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin.

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Succulent forming fan-shaped clusters.
Roots The root system is composed of thick, long roots, including contractile roots which adjust the position of the plant in the soil profile..
Stems The square to rectangular stem segments are light green to lime green with dark green venation. The flattened stem tips are rectangular in outline and contain windows of translucent tissue which allow light to penetrate deeper in the leaf.
Flowers The inflorescence stalk is composed of white and cream-coloured, pendulous flowers and is over 30 cm tall.
Taxonomy 'Lime Green' is likely a hybrid between Haworthia truncata and either H. cuspidata or H. cymbiformis. 
Cultivation Plant this cultivar in a deep pot with porous media that dries quickly, such as fine gravel or pumice. Allow the soil to dry before re-watering. It grows best in bright light or light shade, but should be protected from hot afternoon sun which can burn the stem. Feed with a half-strength low-nitrogen cactus/ succulent fertilizer with trace elements and micronutrients. In Singapore, it grows best in an air-conditioned environment, as it needs a dry atmosphere.  

Landscaping Features

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

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water
Rootzone Tolerance Drought Tolerant, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Remarks Offsets form at the base of the plants which can be removed and replanted when they are a third of the size of the parent plant.

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Individual Flower Shape Campaulate / Bell-shaped
Flowering Habit Polycarpic

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Master ID 33002
Species ID 7416
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.