Haworthia truncata var. maughanii 'Hakuji Lens' has green leaves in a rosette each with a flattened, truncated, frosted tip all flushing reddish with a touch of stress.
Haworthia truncata var. maughanii is a distinctive succulent from the Little Karoo region of South Africa's Western Cape province. Unlike the normal species with rectangular leaves in a row, this variety has rounded to angled leaves held in a row or loose rosette. The tips are truncated and translucent acting as "light pipes" that allow light to enter into the leaves -- which are often half buried in sand in the wild -- for photosynthesis. 'Hakuji Lens' has green leaves in a rosette each with a flattened, truncated, frosted tip all flushing reddish with a touch of stress. Easy to grow. Tolerant of lower light than other succulents and cool temperatures but best kept above freezing.
Common Name: Haworthia
Family: Asphodelaceae (The Asphodel Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-11
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Height: under 4"
Width: under 4"
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Native to southern Africa, where it grows in areas of summer rainfall and winter drought, in rocky soils at elevation where water drains sharply.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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