6 Reasons to Buy Haworthias
by Lynn KirkAug 19, 2021
Why is Haworthia (pronounced ha-WORTH-ee-ah) worth-the-a purchase? Well, here are 6 reasons to buy Haworthia succulents . . .
1.Small Plant, Big Impact.
Haworthia is worth-the-a purchase because … it packs a big punch of beauty in a pretty little package! Though some Haworthias grow only a lofty 6 inches tall, others prefer the low life with a full height of only 2 inches at maturity.
2. Window-pane Plants.
Haworthia is worth-the-a purchase because … several genuses feature translucent foliage, especially along their leaf tips. This see-through, stained-glass effect begs for a second glance — and it doesn't disappoint. These succulents’ glowing, green-gumdrop interiors are visual wonders. Truly one of a kind!
3. Carefree, Fuss-free.
Haworthia is worth-the-a purchase because … it requires little light, little water, little care! No bright light is needed; no full shade is wanted. As a succulent, it stores water in its fleshy leaves, so less watering is the norm. And since a slow grower, repotting is seldom required. Consider Haworthia a hardy, resilient plant that’s ideal as a long-lasting indoor addition for your home, office, or low-light window sill. In frost-free zones, it’s also a wonderful accent plant for the outdoors — in planters on the patio, deck, or porch.
Pick-‘n’-pull to Propagate.
Haworthia is worth-the-a purchase because … it’s easy to grow more plants and then more! A mature Haworthia plant produces tiny offsets at its base, which you can gently pick and pull off for easy replanting. Or, the Haworthia can be propagated by leaf cuttings and divisions. So regardless of the method or means, the outcome is more plants to build or enhance your growing succulent collection!
4. Great Gift.
Haworthia is worth-the-a purchase because … it’s impressive, interesting, and inherently low in cost. No wonder the Haworthia is considered to be a great gift for giving! The succulent’s distinctiveness is most evident when planted in a minimalist, solid-colored container that showcases the plant itself. Another tip: It’s a good starter plant for children, college students, and other wanna-be gardeners.
5. African Born, British Named.
Haworthia is worth-the-purchase because … it brings with it a bit botanical history, plus a bit of the exotic. Haworthia is native to South Africa. Along came British explorers who first documented the plant in 1695. A century later, other scientists officially named the plant’s genus after Adrian Haworth, a respected botanist, entomologist, and carcinologist from Little Chelsea, London.
6. Oodles of Options.
Haworthia is worth-the-a purchase because … the genus boasts more than 100 species, each with its own personality! Truly, they’re all attractive in their own way, but which one attracts you?
Haworthia Attenuata Bedecks its dark-green leaves with bold white bumps of interest
Haworthia Cooperi Takes translucent, pearl-like rosettes and colors them with blue-greens
Haworthia Cymbiformis Grows pale-green leaves with glowing transparency
Haworthia Fasiata Sears its leaves with warty white stripes (like its Attenuata kin)
Haworthia Herbacea Fringes its greenish-yellow leaves with fine, glassy-white spines
Haworthia Limifolia Produces a pinwheel-like rosette plus distinctive ridges on chunky, triangular leaves
Haworthia Super White Welds white markings on dark-green, spear-like foliage
Haworthia Turgida Forms fleshy leaves into a star-shaped rosette with delicate stripes
Haworthia Venusta Wows with white, web-alike hairs on fleshy leaves
Succulent Market offers all these Haworthia genuses and more. All are domestically grown to support the plants’ good health (and of course, America’s economic health, too!). Simply browse the online photos and select your favorites. Upon confirmation of your order, your Haworthias will be carefully wrapped and promptly shipped. And when they arrive, they’ll immediately jazz up your home, workplace, or great outdoors for years to come!
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