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
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.
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
"windowed" translucent areas near tips.
Blooming season: Summer.
Asphodelaceae (Aloacee - Liliaceae)
(Probably a hybrid of Haworthia cymbiformis
and Haworthia retusa)
Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)
The name 'cuspidata' comes from the Latin for
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
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.