Haworthia attenuata (Haw.) Haw.
Zebra Plant, Zebra Haworthia
Haworthia attenuata var. attenuata, Apicra attenuata, Aloe clariperla
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 have 30 to 40 dark green leaves with white tubercles and grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Flowers are white with green veins and appear on slender 16 inches (40 cm) long stalks.
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 them 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.
This species is native to South Africa (Eastern Cape).
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