Haworthiopsis limifolia var. glaucophylla
Origin: Venter 13700, Three Sisters, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
This unusual variety of the species is limited in distribution, known from a small area in the Mpumalanga Province. The leaves are smooth and glossy, distinguishing it from the others. Depending on the season and light intensity, the leaf colour varies from greyish-green to brownish colours. Formerly included in Haworthia (subg. Hexangulares).
Plant Size: Plants about 4 to 5 cm in diameter are offered.
Haworthiopsis is a small sized genus of mainly South African plants. They are leaf succulents, forming very attractive rosettes of often textured, marked or tuberculated leaves. The number of species vary considerably, depending on the taxonomist and author. The species of this genus was formerly included in the subgenus Hexangulares of Haworthia. The genus is widespread and predominately found in the Eastern and Western Cape provinces but is also known from the Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal to Mpumalanga. It is a nearly endemic genus to South Africa, except for a few records known from Namibia and Swaziland.
Caring for your Haworthiopsis
Pot: Haworthiopsis is well suited to cultivation in containers. Some species are also well suited to a protected spot in the rockery in frost free areas.
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 and compact your plant will be. However Haworthiopsis can also tolerate shaded positions.
Water: Let your plants soil dry out for a few days between watering. Rather underwater than over-water to avoid root-loss.