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Haworthiopsis fasciata

Previously known as:

  • Haworthia fasciata
  • Haworthia subfasciata
Phonetic Spelling
ha-worth-ee-OP-sis fash-ee-AY-tuh
Description

A succulent native to South Africa.  It is small in size with a rosette of stiff, opaque, linear leaves with the bottoms covered in attractive white spots.

While they tolerate low-light conditions, this plant prefers full sun or bright direct light.  Grow in a well-drained soil mix.

The similar species Haworthiopsis attenuata is often mistaken for or mislabeled as this plant– they can be distinguished by the fact that H. fasciata has smooth surfaces on the upper leaves.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. fasciata
    Formerly Haworthia subfasciata
var. fasciata
Tags:
#houseplant#succulent#easy to grow#pet friendly#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#container plants#easy to grow houseplant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. fasciata
    Formerly Haworthia subfasciata
var. fasciata
Tags:
#houseplant#succulent#easy to grow#pet friendly#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#container plants#easy to grow houseplant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Haworthiopsis
    Species:
    fasciata
    Family:
    Asphodelaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Succulent
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Orange
    Pink
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Opaque, stiff, linear leaves with white spots on only the bottoms. The leaves are entire. Bright light can cause many different colors to develop in the leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought