Haworthia calcarea JDV 84/65


Compact rosettes with windowed tips

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Haworthia calcarea

(synonyms: H. mirabilis var. calcarea and H. rossouwii var. calcarea)

Origin: JDV 84/65, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape Province, South Africa.

A compact many leaved plant that is only known from the De Hoop Nature Reserve where its is found growing in limestone formations. This species has some affinities with H. mirabilis.

Plant Size: Plants about 4 to 5 cm in diameter are offered.

About Haworthia

Haworthia is a medium sized genus of Southern African plants. They are leaf succulents, forming very attractive rosettes of windowed, toothy, textured, lined marked or colored leaves. The number of species vary considerably, depending on the taxonomist and author. The genus is widespread and predominately found in the Eastern and Western Cape provinces but is also known from the Northern Cape and Orange Free State provinces. It is a nearly endemic genus to South Africa, except for a few records known from Namibia.

Caring for your Haworthia

Pot: Most Haworthia hybrids are best suited to cultivation in containers.

Soil: The plants prefer a well-drained soil, a mixture of sandy soil with some organic matter.

Light: The brighter the light the more colourful your plant. However Haworthia should be protected from direct sunlight.  They prefer growing in shadier positions, but giving them more light, will let their colours come to light.

Water: Let your plants soil dry out for a few days between watering. Rather underwater than over-water to avoid root-loss. Cut back on watering during the coldest and warmest months of the year.

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