Posted by Hannah Brand on Aug 10th 2021

August 11th, 2021


Hey plant friends!

This week we are talking about the succulent Haworthia. These plants belong to the Asphodelaceae family, which includes other favorite succulents such as Aloe and Gasteria, and are native to Southern Africa. There are more than 100 species of Haworthia to choose from and they are very easy to care for. If you are looking for a slow growing plant that stays relatively small, this is the one for you.  

Let’s talk about care. Haworthia thrive in bright light, but not direct sunlight for too long. Haworthia are known for being able to endure a lower light environment which is unique for a succulent plant. White or yellowing leaves can often mean too much light and too much water. If this is the case, pull your plant away from the window. Like any other succulent Haworthia need only to be watered when the soil is completely dry. This could mean every 2-3 weeks. In the wintertime really cut back on watering. As for soil, Haworthia will need a fast well-draining soil. We recommend a soil that has perlite or sand in the mixture. The Espoma Organic Cactus Soil is a great option.

Plant parents instantly fall in love with the pearly-white bumps of the Haworthia leaves and are charmed by their occasional flowers that spike up over top of the foliage when least expected.  

We currently carry Haworthia in 2”, 4”, and 6” pots in the greenhouse. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us - hello@tonkadale.com. 

Happy planting!