Haworthia cymbiformis 5.5cm
Haworthia cymbiformis (Haw.) Duval - Χαβόρθια
Συνώνυμα: Aloe cymbiformis, Catevala cymbiformis, Haworthia planifolia
Haworthia cymbiformis is a species of variable shapes and colors.
It is a small ground cover species, characterized by fleshy, soft and swollen, from the stored water, leaves.
It forms compact rosettes of slightly transparent leaves, that are of various colors, when exposed to intense light or when stay in dry cold conditions.
The leaves' color may vary from green to red-orange. From spring to summer it blooms with small whitish flowers that pop up at the apex of the peduncle.
- Requires an exposure in partial shade, as long as it still receives plenty of light throughout the year.
- It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 5 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period.
- It is advisable to always keep the soil slightly moist in spring and summer. Beware of stagnant water that could cause rotting.
- The best soil is a well draining one, for example formed by a mixture of peat and pumice so that the water does not stagnate.
- They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.