Origin: Gertsmitskoof, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Haworthiopsis viscosa presents one of the most fascinating leaf arrangements in the genus, the leaves are distinctly arranged in three ranks (trifarious arrangement). An unusual and rare form with leaves grey-green in colour with compactly arranged recurved leaves. Formerly included in Haworthia (subg. Hexangulares).
Plant Size: Plants about 4 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.