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Haworthia attenuata cv. WIDE ZEBRA

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Haworthia attenuata cv. WIDE ZEBRA
This is probably the best cultivar of Haworthia attenuata selected by Japanese growers, it is a beautiful plant with strikingly marked leaves on the upper-sides with white dots and very large white stripes on the under-sides.
 

Description: Stemless clustering perennial-succulent, that eventually form large clumps. "Wide Zebra" probably is the best cultivar of Haworthia attenuata selected by Japanese growers, it is a rather large from with stiff deep green leaves forming rosettes 10-15 cm wide. The leaves are strikingly marked on the upper-sides with white dots and white stripes on the under-sides.
Rosettes: 12cm diameter, 10-15 cm tall
Leaves: Dark green, pointed and strikingly banded.
 Tubercles are "patterned" on the upper surface of the leaves. The lower surface of the leaves have large white transverse continuous bands of tubercles.
Flowers: White-greenish keels.
Blooming time: Can be ever blooming if you snip off each bloom when it dies.
 

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Family: Asphodelaceae (Aloacee - Liliaceae)

Scientific name:  Haworthia attenuata (Haw.) Haw
cv. WIDE ZEBRA

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Common Names include: Wide Zebra plant

Synonyms:  

  • Aloe attenuata Haw. (Basionym)
  • Aloe radula Ker Gawl.
  • Haworthia fasciata (Willd.) Haw. var. caespitosa A.Berger
  • Haworthia pumila ssp. attenuata
  • Apicra attenuata


The leaves have large white transverse continuous bands of tubercles.

 

 



This cultivar in not a heavily clumping plant like most of the attenuata, and only few shoots will be expected hence its relative rarity

Cultivation: Very easy to grow  and common. Need regular water but do not water again until dry. Also, it is a species that is dormant in the winter and require very little water (maybe even none) during the cold months.
Frost Tolerance:  Light frost protection required. Minimum of 5C for safe growing (but hardy up to -5C or less.)
Sun Exposure: Requires light shade to bright light (protect from strong
midday sun). In shade the body colour will remain mostly green, while full sun will darken it and give it red/brown body colour. Can be sunburned if moved from shade/greenhouse into full sun too quickly. The amount of sunlight it can withstand without scorching depends upon the how hot it becomes in the summer in the locale in which it is planted. It will have more colour if it receives more light. During the spring it may be able to take full sun until the heat arrives at the end of spring. In an area that has hot afternoon sun, it may be able to take full morning sun, but requires afternoon shade or afternoon light shade.
Propagation: Offsets that appear at the base
between the leaves, but this cultivar in not a heavily clumping plant like most of the attenuata, and only few shoots will be expected hence its relative rarity. Leave the "pups" attached to form a cluster, or wait until they are 1/3 the size of the parent and then detach and plant.



 

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