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Haworthia venosa subsp. tesselata AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Cactus/Succulent or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

White and Pale Green in Spring

Foliage

Green and White in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0-0.1 metre

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

veined haworthia

Family

Asphodelaceae


Haworthia are stemless succulent perennials forming rosettes of fleshy leaves often bearing white tubercles, and with tubular flowers in racemes

H. venosa subsp. tesselata is a succulent forming a mat of rosettes of very fleshy, triangular grey-green leaves to 7cm long, netted above with pale lines. Tubular greenish-white flowers 2cm long are borne in racemes on stems to 45cm

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • North-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in full light. Provide low humidity. Water freely when in growth and keep just moist at other times. Apply a dilute low nitrogen fertilizer fortnightly during late spring and summer. Stand outside in summer

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or offsets

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Mealybugs may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease free