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Haworthiopsis 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.

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

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.

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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.

Flowering Information

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”

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