Haworthia bruynsii forma variegata
This is one of the rarest variegated haworthia.
The standard H.
bruynsii is a
slow growing, tiny, and rare succulent.
variegated form here described is one of the most
uncommon variegated hawothias and its rarity is consequence to the fact
that such a seedlings can be raised only by seed.
Rosette: Stemless 4-6 cm in diameter, with only 5-10 leaves when
fully grown .
Leaves: Brown, stripped in dull pink with a flat retuse leaf-end,
translucent, bluntly triangled. Opaque and slightly scabrid with small
Cultivation: In cultivation
it belongs to more difficult and slow-growing species. (very prone to
Plants need a very well-drained soil mix (more
so than many other Haworthias) and little to moderate water in summer, almost
none in winter, as they are very rot prone particularly when young. They
require half shade to shade. Frost tolerance: hardy to -10°C for short
Propagation: This species does not offset
often so (usually) must be done by seeds, or eventually by offsets if
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of Haworthia bruynsii.
Asphodelaceae (Aloacee - Asphodelaceae, Liliaceae)
Scientific name: Haworthia
bruynsii M.B. Bayer
In: JSAB 47:789,1981
Origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape province, Little karoo,
South-east of Steytlerville (known localities: SE. Steytlerville,
Langveld, E. Springbokvlakte, SE. Springbokvlakte, Kleinpoort)
Habitat: H. bruynsii grows sunken in the ground usually well
hidden under the bushes, with it's light-transmitting leaves usually
coated with a fine covering of dust.
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
Etymology: It is named after Dr. Peter, V. Bruyns south African
mathematician and succulent plant botanist.
- Haworthia retusa var. bruynsii (M.B. Bayer) Halda