This succulent is simply great for your indoor collection. It has thick green leaves with white horizontal lines on the outside and it looks stunning overall. It is also commonly known as the Zebra plant because of its characteristic stripes which resembles that of a Zebra….:) This plant has its origins in South Africa.
The haworthia fasciata is very similar to the Aloe plant and they are related to the same sub family. There are a few important factors which we should keep in mind regarding this plant:
- This plant can be kept in any place which receives bright light or direct sunlight for a few hours everyday. A South facing window or an East/West facing one which receives direct sunlight for a few hours is good enough to grow a healthy plant.
- During the growing season which is between April and September, water these plants thoroughly and regularly. Daily watering is not required. Water these plants only once the soil dries out. During winter watering should only be done when the top soil dries out.
- A cactus potting mix that drains well and provides plenty of air to the small roots is good. If using an ordinary potting mix then mix it with sand and perlite.
- It is easy to propagate a Zebra plant, done in the same way as we would with an Aloe plant. Propagate with a couple of inches of leaves, letting the wound heal for a couple of days before planting. These plants also produce offsets which can be gently removed from the mother plant and replanted.
Haworthias do bloom in autumn or spring but the chances of them blooming indoors is quite rare. If grown outside they have either a pink or white coloured tubular flower hanging on a long and thin stem called an inflorescence.
Do you own a Zebra haworthia ? Where have you placed the plant ? Is it doing well ? Do share your tips as well. Thank you so much for stopping by.