Project Description

Haworthiopsis reinwardtii

Haworthiopsis 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.

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Quick Look:
  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • 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

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Haworthiopsis reinwardtii

Haworthiopsis 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.


Haworthiopsis 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

Haworthiopsis 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

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii “Moon Cactus”

How to Propagate Haworthiopsis reinwardtii

Haworthiopsis 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 Haworthiopsis 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

Haworthiopsis coarctata, to which it is closely related. The leaves of Haworthiopsis reinwardtii are thinner and more narrow. Another way to distinguish between the to are the white bumps on the leaves. Those on Haworthiopsis coarctata are smaller and more round compared to Haworthia reinwardtii's flatter bumps.

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