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Haworthia tortuosa forma variegata

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Haworthia tortuosa forma variegata
This plant forms nice stacks of pale grey-green variegated triangular leaves on upright stems.

 

Description: This is a small leaf succulent, which forms characteristic series of leaves arranged in spiral along the stem. Daughterly rosettes are abundantly formed at the base of the older plants.
Stem: Up to 20 cm tall.
Leaves: Dark blue-green with grey variegated lines (The base of leaves may redden a little ) 2-3 cm long, 0,7-1,3 cm wide, and up to 0,4 cm thick, triangular in section. They are rough, or slightly verruculose.  Cilias are absent
Flowers: Whitish. The flower's Structure, colour and fruits are typical of the genus.

 

Cultivation: This is one of the choicest variegated haworthias.   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 5 C for safe growing (but hardy up to -5C or less.).  Sun Exposure: Some shade is also in order;  it can be sunburned if moved from shade/greenhouse into full sun too quickly. The amount of sunlight it can withstand without scorching depends upon 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 some 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: Usually by seeds or offsets that appear at the base between the leaves;  leave them attached until they are 1/3 the size of the parent and then detach and plant.


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Family: Asphodelaceae (Aloacee - Liliaceae)

Scientific name:  Haworthia tortuosa Haw. forma variegata

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Synonyms:  

  • Aloe pseudorigida Salm-Dyck [≡ Haworthia tortuosa var. pseudorigida]
  • Aloe tortuosa Haw.
  • Aloe rigida Ker.
  • Apicra tortuosa Willd. p.p.
  • Apicra subtortuosa Spreng.


Notes:
For Southern Africa, this taxon is synonym of : Haworthia viscosa (L.) Haw. var. viscos
a
 


The leaves of this little botanical treasure are characteristically
arranged in spirals.
 

 




 

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