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Haworthia cv. KEGANI

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Highly prized for its compact growth, dark chocolate colour, rugose / papillate leaves.
 

 

Description: Small growing (7-8 cm) this plant show a nice arrangement of dark spiralled leaves and compact growth. It resembles H. pygmaea f. cristalina with bigger white papillae, but the leaves in young plants are distichous (arranged in two rows like a fan) This shows its clear relationship with one of its close relatives: H. truncata.
Remarks:
"KEGANI" is one of the highly esteemed Japanese hybrid.

 


Young plants reminding one of H. truncata
(from micropropagation)


Roots


Cultivation: Watering Needs. It needs regular water, but do not water again until dry. Also, it is a species that is dormant in the winter and requires 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 and give it a rich pink-red 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 location 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; leave them attached to form a cluster, or wait until they are 1/3 the size of the parent and then detach and plant.

Family: Asphodelaceae (Aloacee - Liliaceae)

Haworthia cv. kegani (H. retusa x H. truncata hybrid)

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar) Japan.
 


 

 
 


A distichous specimen.

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