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Aloe haworthioides

Haworthia-Leaved Aloe

This sneaky Aloe gets its name from the way its leaves mimic a Haworthia. Unlike some Aloes, this one is particularly fast growing. The dark green leaves have white spots on them, and grow tiny white “hairs” on the edges. The leaves are wide at the bottom and taper into a sharper point at the top.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 4″ (10 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 3″ (7.5 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Winter

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aloe haworthioides “Haworthia-leaved Aloe”

“Haworthia-leaved Aloe” is the perfect addition to a miniature garden. It grows quickly, with rosettes forming clumps. Watch for orange blossoms in the Summer. Its flowers can attract birds to your garden.


Aloe haworthioides has typical watering needs for a succulent, but can be sensitive to over-watering. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Aloe haworthioides is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Aloe haworthioides “Haworthia-leaved Aloe”

Aloe haworthioides “Haworthia-leaved Aloe” is a prolific propagator, with many offsets sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.

Pairs Well With

Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata ‘Sunrise’

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