Haworthia tessellata 5.5cm
Haworthia venosa subsp. tessellata (Haw.) M.B.Bayer - Χαβόρθια
Συνώνυμα: Haworthia tessellata (basionym), Haworthia venosa var. tessellata, Aloe parva, Aloe tessellata, Catevala tessellata, Haworthia coriacea.
One of the most popular Haworthias. In nature it grows in the crevices of the rocks and under the shrubs, tending to cluster at the base.
It has a rosette of about 10 cm in diameter, consisting of fleshy triangular leaves of a color, ranging from green to brownish, enriched by light green vertical streaks, which create a square pattern on the surface of the foliage.
It is a succulent plant very easy to grow, therefore also perfect for beginners.
- 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.