Haworthia attenuata (Zebra Plant)

Scientific Name

Haworthia attenuata (Haw.) Haw.

Common Names

Zebra Plant, Zebra Haworthia


Haworthia attenuata var. attenuata, Apicra attenuata, Aloe clariperla

Scientific Classification

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Haworthia


Color: White and green
Bloom Time: It can be ever-blooming if you snip off each bloom when it dies.


Haworthia attenuata is a stemless clustering perennial succulent that grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. The rosettes are up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, with 30 – 40 dark green leaves with white tubercles. Flowers are white with green veins and appear on slender 16 inches (40 cm) long stalk.

Haworthia attenuata – Zebra Plant
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How to Grow and Care

Display Zebra Plant anywhere it can receive plenty of sunlight or bright light. South-facing windows will provide the most sun. However, east or west provide direct sun part of the day that I find more suitable.

During the growing season from April to September, water the Zebra Plant thoroughly and then water when the soil becomes dry to the touch (not bone dry, though). Winter is a tricky time for these plants, although they are a tough species. Many growers will overwater then alongside cold temperatures or drafts, and the plant can become very sick or even die. The leaves are storage organs so during the winter, water much less and allow the topsoil to dry out.

Use a cactus potting mix that drains wells and provides plenty of air to the small roots. If making your own mix or buying another type, use part potting soil, part perlite, and part sand. See more at How to Grow and Care for Zebra Plant.


Native to South Africa (Eastern Cape).


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