Haworthia reinwardtii is a small clumping succulent. Its leaves are large at the bottom, then narrowing to a point as it curves upwards. The leaves spiral in a column, and have white bumps on the outside of the leaves.
Partial sun to partial shade
Can be grown indoors if given enough light
Typical water needs for a succulent
Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
Zone 11a (Minimum 40° F | 4.5° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by offsets and seeds
Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Actively grows in Spring and Fall
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Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Haworthia reinwardtii
Haworthia reinwardtii is the perfect succulent to grow indoors. It is also great for use in rock and fairy gardens that receive plenty of shade. Due to its small size, it can be grown in miniature gardens until it reaches maturity.
Haworthia reinwardtii has average watering needs for a succulent. It thrives on neglect, preferring under-watering to over-watering, as it can be prone to rot. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
Haworthia reinwardtii is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 40° F (4.5° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in partial sun to partial shade.
Pairs Well With
How to Propagate Haworthia reinwardtii
Haworthia reinwardtii is a prolific propagator, growing many offsets. This is the easiest way to propagate it, although it can also be propagated by seed.
The offsets of Haworthia reinwardtii sprout up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.
If propagating from seed, sow in a well-draining soil in the fall. You can grow Sedum seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light.
Commonly Mistaken For
Haworthia coarctata, to which it is closely related. The leaves of Haworthia reinwardtii are thinner and more narrow. Another way to distinguish between the to are the white bumps on the leaves. Those on Haworthia coarctata are smaller and more round compared to Haworthia reinwardtii’s flatter bumps.
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