Getting its common name of Zebra Cactus from the stripped foliage, Haworthia attenuata is a low growing succulent reaching around 6 inches in height. It forms a clump and looks great in a terracotta container. This is a low growing plant, rarely reaching over 15 cm (6 inches) in height.
Commonly grown as an indoor plant, this is a succulent that require good light to grow well. Strong filtered light is best with some direct sun in the morning being preferable.
As the plant grows it forms rosettes of upright foliage. A mid to deep green with radial white stripes. As it is slow growing, it makes a great indoor plant and is reported to be non toxic to cats and dogs.
Haworthia attenuata will flower, small pink flowers in spring to summer. If you are lucky they may set seed which can be collected for propagation.
This is just one of many garden worthy Haworthia species.
Grown in a free draining specialist cactus and succulent mix, and given adequate light this is an east care plant.
Water every week or two when in active growth, from spring through summer. Always wait until the soil begins to dry a little before watering.
Overwatering and cold drafts will cause problems.
Fertilise in spring with a 50% strength application of a liquid fertiliser.
The easiest method of propagation is by division of larger clumps and this is best done in spring. It is also possible to propagate the Zebra plant from seed.
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