Haworthia - desert greenery

Haworthia - desert greenery
Haworthia - desert greenery

Havortia is one of the most interesting and easy-to-grow succulent plants at home. Her homeland is South Africa, and her family is Asphodelovi. There are many types of haworthia.

The leaves of the havortia form a rosette from which the new branches unfold. Havortias have practically no stems. At first glance, havortia gives the impression of a prickly plant. This is not so. The effect is caused by light-colored wart-like formations on the leaves.

Location and Light


Since havortia is a desert plant, it needs constant direct light. Choose the sunniest possible place to put it.This also applies in winter. If the temperatures become extremely hot during the summer season, put the havortia in a dappled shade under some other plant. It is important that the shade is not dense in any case.


The minimum possible degrees for the existence of havortia is 5 degrees in winter. Otherwise, it withstands heat in the summer, although excessively high temperatures can harm it. But this happens very rarely, after all, its natural environment is the desert.


Havortia is a succulent. This automatically turns off heavy watering. It is required only during the growing season. In winter, when it is colder, watering almost stops.


Soil and fertilization

Sandy soils are best suited for havortia. It is good to mix in a ratio of 1 part loam, 1 part sand, 1 part leaf.

Fertilization is not necessary. Mineral fertilizers for cacti can be added only in case of weakness on the part of the plant once during the summer season.


No spraying required. Havortia loves dry air.

Transplanting and Propagation


It is good to transplant havortia once a year in the spring. The soil mixture is the same as for adults. It is important to choose shallow but wide pots, as havortia spreads wide.

Propagation is done by separating young rosettes and rooting them. You can also separate a leaf. The leaves are dried for several days, after which they are rooted in moist soil. They are not watered immediately, but after a few weeks. After the whiskers form, the plant is planted in a permanent pot.

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