Haworthia reinwardtii is one of the 160 species of Haworthias native to South Africa. The dark green leaves with white tubercles will reach 6 inches tall and 2-1/2 across in pots.
Blooming Time: Spring. Flowers are small, white and not particularly showy.
Culture: Haworthia reinwardtii need full sun to light shade, warm temperatures and a well-drained soil mix. We use a soil mix consisting of 2 parts loam to 2 parts course sand. Allow the soil to dry in-between waterings in the growing season. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the strength recommended on the label. In the winter months, reduce watering and do not fertilize. Repot only when the plant has outgrown its pot. Clay pots are best.
Propagation: Haworthia reinwardtii are propagated by removal of offsets from the main plant.
Haworthia reinwardtii was featured as Plant of the Week August 24-30, 2001.
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