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.
Hello my previous post was about the lovely trailing succulent String of Bananas. Writing about trailing succulents got me thinking that a hanging garden will be interesting if there are a group of succulents which placed together to form an interesting combination. My top 5 picks of succulents which can be used in hanging baskets are:
String of Pearls.
String of Bananas.
String of Hearts
String of Nickels
If you are looking to grow an easy succulent with lots of character then opt for the String of Pearls or Senecio rowleyanus. It gets its name because of its fleshy beady looking leaves, since its a trailing succulent it greatly resemblances a beaded necklace. This lovely succulent can be easily grown indoors as long as there is bright light which is essential for a healthy plant. It can be easily propagated and does not need frequent watering. These succulents are slightly toxic in nature so should be grown /kept away from pets and young children.
Please refer to my previous post which gives you all the details about The String of Bananas.
The String of Hearts or Ceropegia woodii is a lovely plant to add to your succulent collection. These lovely plants like heat and bright light but will not thrive in direct sunlight, so position is very important to have a healthy plant. If placed outdoors it should be in a place which receives a lot of indirect sunlight and is bright or South/West facing windows if placed indoors. They only require watering only when the soil thoroughly dries up.
Burro’s Tail or Sedum burrito is a graceful houseplant and one of the best trailing succulent for a hanging garden. It is a heat and drought tolerant plant which is well suited for warm climates. It is very well tolerant of direct sunlight. It will thrive indoors provided there is bright light. It is very easy to propagate, gather some of the fleshy leaves and place them into moist well drained soil and they will soon establish roots and form new plants. These drought tolerant succulents will look brilliant if grown all by themselves in your hanging garden or together with other succulents where the effect is more pronounced.
String of Nickels or Dischidia nummularia consists of round gray- green leaves which are flat and greatly resembles coins hanging from a string. These are simply one of the best hanging basket succulent plants. These plants do not tolerate direct sunlight very well and if kept outdoors need to be watered frequently as it likes moist conditions. It can be easily propagated through stem cuttings and seeds. These are tropical epiphytic plants which can easily be used in offices or indoor houseplants.
Hello it seems to be a long time since I wrote anything at all about interiors. I have been ignoring this space more in favor of my green friends. Time to change that 🙂 While out shopping earlier today I stumbled across these really old vintage floral tile coasters. I loved them unfortunately I could not buy them as they were exorbitantly expensive but those lovely tiles got me thinking that floral tiles will look so stunning in a bathroom wall. Here are ten of my favorite bathrooms where floral tiles have been used.
Marble is one of those timeless materials which will always be in trend. It is stylish, available in a wide range of looks and design. White marble has been quite popular over the years and in recent times it has been widely used in the kitchen, but today let’s take a look at green marble. It is totally stunning and I have been obsessing about this lovely material for a while now. Given a chance I would totally go for a green marble back splash in my kitchen. Let’s take a look at ten really cool products/interior spaces where green marble is the real star.
Merry Christmas everyone. It’s finally the holidays, so do you have all your gifts sorted out. Or like me you still have a lot of last minute shopping to take care of ! Worry not, there are some last minute gift ideas for you.
Hello it seems like a really long time since I posted or wrote about anything. I came across a really lovely ornate mirror the other day while shopping. It would be perfect for my entrance hallway.Take a look at ten of my favorite ornate mirrors.
Who would not want to have a bar at home?? I know I would with proper space to make all the yummy cocktails that I love to concoct time and again. But then space is a great constraint for most of us living in urban spaces, isn’t it? Well there has to be a solution right ??? It is of course the ever useful drinks trolley which acts as the flexible, movable bar. And there are some really stylish ones out there and your imagination literally is the limit. The few I love are listed below for you to enjoy.