When people talk about love at first sight, they must be describing the feeling of seeing Hawthorias for the first time. Haworthias (Haworthia spp.) are small, low growing succulents that are stunningly beautiful making it impossible not to fall head over heels. There are also many varieties to choose from, including the popular H. cooperii with its stunning gem like leaves to the H. fasciata ‘Superbum’ with its white speckled aloe like leaves. If we haven’t got you smitten with these yet, you may also like to know that they are easy to care for, perfect for a small pot or terrarium and great as an indoor plant. Have we got you hooked?? If so read on to know more about these little obsessions.


How to grow haworthia in a pot

  1. Choose a pot just deeper than the existing root-ball and position indoors in a area that receives morning to midday sun.
  2. Partially fill the pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Thrive Cacti Succulent Potting Mix.
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in lightly.
  5. Feed lightly with Yates Thrive Plant Food Spikes Cacti & Succulents in Spring. 

Growing tips

  • Water sparingly in lower light conditions and through the winter period in cooler climates.
  • Water every two weeks allowing the soil to dry out between watering.
  • Avoid having the plants sit in water as they don’t like having wet feet and are likely to suffer from root rot.
  • There are many varieties to choose from! Our favourites include:
    o H. cooperi – Gem like leaves that are low growing. Feel like hard jellies when touched.
    o H. magnifica  - Aloe like leaves with lighter green viens on darker green backing
    o H. fasciata – Lovely rosettes with speckled white on green leaves, that can get up to 20cm in length.
    o H. truncata – The fleshy leaves grow in rows rather than rossettes. The ends are flat and rectangular giving this variety a fan like shape.
  • Due to their slower growth and preference for limited light, Haworthias are great in terrariums or in small pots around the house.

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