Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Haworthiopsis fasciata
Haworthiopsis fasciata “Zebra Plant” is a common household succulent. It's perfect for beginners, because it grows well indoors when taken care of properly. It also propagates easily, which makes it perfect for arrangements or gifts.
Haworthiopsis fasciata “Zebra Plant” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
Haworthiopsis fasciata 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 best partial sun. Plant in an area of your garden that gets 4-6 hours of sunlight in the morning.
If given more sunlight it will turn a deep red color showing it is stressed. Too much sun will cause it to turn white and dry up.
If grown indoors, place in a window that gets plenty of sun.
When grown outdoors, Haworthiopsis fasciata flowers in the fall. It has small white or pink flowers that grow on a tall, thin stem.
How to Propagate Haworthiopsis fasciata
Haworthiopsis fasciata “Zebra Plant” is very easily propagated through offsets.
“Zebra Plant” will produce small 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 in well-draining soil.
Commonly Mistaken For
Haworthiopsis attenuate. The differences between the two are subtle, but there's an easy way to tell.
The inner leaves of Haworthiopsis fasciata “Zebra Plant” are smooth, where Haworthiopsis attenuate has bumpier leaves. “Zebra Plant” also has fatter leaves than Haworthiopsis attenuate.
“Zebra Plant” is also commonly mistaken for Aloe, which can also be dark to bright green, with chubby, tapered leaves.
Previously Known As
Haworthia fasciata “Zebra Plant”