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Haworthia fasciata

Zebra Plant or Zebra Haworthia

This succulent is great for your indoor succulent garden. It has thick, dark green leaves with white horizontal stripes on the outside of the leaves. The inside of the leaves are smooth.

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Quick Look:
  • Partial sun, shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 5″ (13 cm) tall

    Rosettes grow up to 8″ (20 cm) wide

  • Zone 10 (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Haworthia fasciata

Haworthia 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.


Haworthia 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

Haworthia 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.

Flowering Information

When grown outdoors, Haworthia fasciata flowers in the fall. It has small white or pink flowers that grow on a tall, thin stem.

How to Propagate Haworthia fasciata

Haworthia 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

Haworthia attenuate. The differences between the two are subtle, but there’s an easy way to tell.

The inner leaves of Haworthia fasciata “Zebra Plant” are smooth, where Haworthia attenuate has bumpier leaves. “Zebra Plant” also has fatter leaves than Haworthia attenuate.

“Zebra Plant” is also commonly mistaken for Aloe, which can also be dark to bright green, with chubby, tapered leaves.

Pairs Well With

Kalanchoe tomentosa

Commonly Asked Questions


I read some articles saying that Haworthia fasciata does not need that much water. I keep my plant on a normal watering schedule. When I see that the soil is dry, I wait a few days and then water it again. Am I doing it right, or will I over-water or under-water my plant?


It sounds to me like you’re on the right track with watering your new succulent. I recommend watering just like you mentioned — soaking the soil, letting it dry completely, waiting a day or two, and then watering again.

As long as the plant seems healthy, I’d continue with the watering schedule you’re using. Take a look at this post for signs your succulent is getting too much or too little water.

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