Haworthia truncata is a distinctive succulent with leaves held in a row. 'Diamond' is a rare cultivar that often flushes with pink and has white markings in the translucent window.
Haworthia truncata is a distinctive succulent from the Little Karoo region of South Africa's Western Cape province. The thick, deep green to grey-green leaves occur in a row with new leaves emerging in the middle and spreading outwards to the left or right. 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. 'Diamond' is a rare cultivar that often flushes with pink and has white markings in the translucent window. Easy to grow. Tolerant of lower light than other succulents and cool temperatures but best kept above freezing.
Common Name: Horse's Teeth
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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