Haworthia 'Jade Star'
Haworthia 'Jade Star'
Haworthia 'Jade Star' is a slow-growing succulent that forms rosettes of green leaves with small raised tubercles. The rosettes grow up to…
Haworthia Window Plant
The tiny succulents are native to USDA zones 9 to 11. They come in many forms, but the varieties with see-through foliage are usually comprised of triangular thick pads with an interior like the inside of a green gumdrop. Some species have a white band along the edge of the leaf and others have red tips.
Haworthia care, no matter the species, is easy and minimal. They are best used in containers as interior plants but you can bring them outdoors in summer. In fact, succulent window leaved plants lend their candy-like appearance to a host of container gardening possibilities. In certain light, you can get a glimpse of the interior of window plants — the luscious flesh that comprises these water storing succulents.
How to Propagate Haworthia
There are three proven methods for propagating haworthia: seeds, offset division, or leaf cutting. Which method you choose will depend upon what is available to you. Starting new haworthia plants using these methods can give gardeners all the plants they desire at a minimal cost.
Seeds can be purchased online or collected from your own plants if you’re lucky enough to have a blooming haworthia. Offset division requires a plant that is sending up side shoots. The leaf cutting method only requires a healthy plant for starting new haworthia.
The ideal soil mixture for starting new haworthia is the same regardless of the method. Use a premix bagged cactus soil or make your own by combining a ratio of 2/3 sand, crushed lava rock, or perlite to 1/3 potting soil. When watering, avoid using municipal water containing chlorine. Instead, use distilled water or a freshwater source.
Propagating Haworthia from Seed
Soak the seeds before planting to soften the seed coat. Use warm, not hot, water and let the seeds soak for roughly 30 minutes. Fill one or more small pots with the cactus soil mixture and place a few seeds in each pot. Sprinkle a light layer of sand or small gravel over the seeds to barely cover them. Moisten the soil.
Seal the pots in a plastic bag or clear container. Place the container where it will receive bright, indirect light and keep at room temperature. Monitor the moisture level in the sealed container. If it is too dry, lightly water. If algae begins growing, open up the bag or container and allow it to dry.
Once the haworthia has sprouted, resist the urge to transplant. The root system grows slowly. It’s best to keep them in the sealed container until the pot is overgrown.
Offset Haworthia Propagation
The best time to remove offset shoots is during repotting in the spring or fall. Use a sharp knife or shears to remove the offset as close to the mother plant as possible. Include as many roots as possible when making the cut.
Allow the plantlets to dry before watering or withhold water for the first few days after potting. Plant the offsets using the cactus potting mix. Water sparingly.
Cutting and Rooting Haworthia Leaves
The ideal time to utilize this method of haworthia propagation is at the end of the dormancy period or the beginning of the growing season. Choose a healthy young leaf. (Older leaves near the base of the plant don’t root well.) Using a sharp knife, cut off the leaf. Avoid using scissors, which can damage the fleshy leaves.
Dip the cut edge of the leaf in rooting hormone. Allow the leaf to dry for several days until the cut edge heals or forms a scab. Using the cactus potting mix, gently plant the leaf in a pot and water. Place the potted leaf where it receives bright, indirect light.
Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. It will take several weeks for the leaf to establish a sufficient root system. Then it can be transplanted.
- Hand-picked selection: 5 labeled species or cultivars of Haworthia rosettes. Varieties will repeat if you order multiple sets
- Easy to grow indoors:Haworthia are hard to kill and can tolerate low, indoor light conditions
- Countless uses: Container gardens, house plants, terrariums, mini gardens, and much more
- Detailed care guide included: We'll help you get started even if you're new to succulents
- Ready to plant: Well-established roots make these plants simple to transplant and easy to grow. Plants can be kept in original pots for several weeks with proper care
PLEASE NOTE: Colors and varieties will be similar to photo, but may vary depending on the season.
Recommended Light Conditions
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 10+
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- Climate: Zone 10+ (30F). Protect from frost and heavy rain ( what's my zone? )
- Where to Grow:Haworthia thrive indoors with indirect sunlight. Avoid placing on south-facing window sills to prevent sunburn
- Transplanting: We recommend transplanting within 1-2 weeks. If necessary, plants can stay in original pots for several weeks with proper care
- Soil: Use gritty, well-draining soil to promote root growth and minimize rot, e.g. a cactus or succulent potting mix from your local garden center
- Watering: Water deeply and only when the soil is completely dry. Actual frequency varies by location, container, soil, and season
- Containers: Use any kind of container, but drainage holes are recommended
- Propagation:Haworthia produce offsets that can be removed and transplanted ( more info )
- Color:Haworthia tend to be green with patterns. Some have colored leaf tips that flush brighter when given more light and less water
- Blooms:Haworthia can bloom every year. The bloom stalk is 6"-12" and topped with small white flowers. Stalks are easy to remove without damage to the plant
- Complete Succulent Care Guide
- Rosettes: 1.75"W - 2.75"W
- Pots / Roots: 2.0"L x 2.0"W x 2.0"H
- Maximum Mature Rosette Size: 3.0"W - 4.0"W
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