Haworthia ID and advice

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Haworthia ID and advice

Post by Julie A » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:44 pm

Having read some of the threads on here, apologies if I am asking something really basic but I wondered if someone could tell me the species of Haworthia this is?
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It is a recent arrival and I have read online that in winter they only want to be watered every couple of months! The little pot does dry out quickly so have given it more than that, also it is in a centrally heated (although not hot) environment, so is more ok? It was very dry before I watered again. I did find a couple of squiggy leaves this morning, deep at the base - starting under the soil. As you can see the soil comes up quite a long way up the base of the plant so am not sure if that is unwise or if I've overdone the watering. I've removed them. I could also keep it in an unheated greenhouse if prefered. Thank you.
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Post by el48tel » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:11 pm

Looks like Haworthia fasciata ... but I am not an expert.
Mine sits in the conservatory and has not been watered since September ... and will need repotting soon .... and the offsets given a new home
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Re: Haworthia ID and advice

Post by jfabiao » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:32 am

I would rather say your plant is Haworthiopsis attenuata (on account of the irregular distribution of the spots, including the generous amount on the inner face of the leaves), but telling those two apart seems to be a science on its own. As for pulling out wilted leaves, I only do it when they are completely dry. Since my winter climate is considerably warmer than yours (it never freezes), mine get (lightly) watered regularly throughout the winter, as much as fortnightly. Many Haworthiopsis, including H. attenuata and H. fasciata, are grown outside year round here in Portugal (very wet winters).
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Re: Haworthia ID and advice

Post by Julie A » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:57 am

Thank you for the information jfabiao, very helpful. Frost free winters, how lovely!
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Post by Greenlarry » Sat May 18, 2019 11:29 pm

Beautiful specimen!
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Post by AnTTun » Mon May 20, 2019 8:16 pm

I second jfabiao's ID.
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Re: Haworthia ID and advice

Post by Tony R » Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 pm

See also this thread for discussion attenuata vs. fasciata:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=168092&p=277070&hil ... ta#p277019
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