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Haworthia cuspidata

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This is a charming plants with pretty tight lime green leaves pointed at the tip that takes up little room and presents no great cultural difficulties. Forms a fat water lily rosette and it's a great plant in the indoor garden.
 

Description: Haworthia cuspidata is a rosette forming plant supposedly a cross between Haworthia retusa and H. cymbiformis. It is also known as “star window plant” At the tips of the leaves are translucent windows for which the plant is named. It offsets freely to form clusters and is a good ground cover.
Sometimes confused with Haworthia cymbiformis, however, the leaves of Haworthia cuspidata are chunkier and shorter than those of Haworthia cymbiformis. Is is a strong and pretty hardy plant.
Stem:
Stemless. 
Rosettes: Star-like, short and plump, tight, 6 to 10 cm across.
Leaves: Lime green to greenish-grey, wedge-shaped, pointed at the tip, with darker green
glassy "windowed" translucent areas near tips.
Flowers:
Blooming season: Summer.
 

Family: Asphodelaceae (Aloacee - Liliaceae)

Scientific Name: Haworthia cuspidata Haw.
(Probably a hybrid of
Haworthia cymbiformis and Haworthia retusa)

Origin: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Etymology: The name 'cuspidata' comes from the Latin for 'pointed'.

 

 


Cultivation:
There's no difference in cultivation from usual plants of this type. Though it grows more slowly. 
Exposure: Needs  light shade to shade.
Watering needs: regular water (They enjoy a little water during winter period too) but do not overwater as they will most likely wind up with root rot, and do not water again until dry! Hardy to -1°C (or less for a short time).
Outdoor in the garden it can take lots of winter rains (despite cold) and don't seem to bother it much.
Propagation: Offsets (New plants are freely produced basally between the leaves)

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Haworthia cymbiformis.


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