Haworthia Mutica grows almost covered under the ground. It grows in crevices and among rocks in the habitat. It is a native of the Cape Province of South Africa. The leaves have stripes running from the broad base towards the end. The foliage is chunky, giving the plant a great appearance.
|Aloe Mutica and Haworthia Refusa var Mutica.
|Autumn and spring
|It does best in temperatures between 22 and 35oC (71.6-95oF). It can handle temperatures up to (-1.1oC) 30oF, especially in dry winter. Move it indoors when it is cooler than that.
|USDA Zone 10a-11b
|Average Mature Height & Width:
|It grows to a height of 5 inches and a width of 4 inches.
|The plant is dormant in the hottest summer months.
|It is not toxic to pets and humans. Nothing major will happen if one ingests it.
Haworthia Mutica Physical Characteristics
Its leaves are retuse, forming into rosettes, and the leaves have windows at the transparent tips. Most of the plants in this species do not form offsets, and the ones that do form them slowly, the plant isn’t prolific in nature. Many of the clones in cultivation, however, are quite prolific, they are cluster-forming. The thick leaves are geometric, with a triangular apex from its truncated length. The leaf color is grey-green and they are dark green and glossy.
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Haworthia Mutica Care
It can use water from one drink for a long time as a succulent before requiring another. Allow the soil to dry out before watering again, like when you use the soak-and-dry method. Keep the soil moist during hot summers but ensure it doesn’t get too wet. Allow the soil to dry completely before watering again in winter.
Adequate lighting is essential for its survival and quality, but keep it mostly under indirect sunlight. You can expose the plant to direct sunlight for a few hours daily to facilitate growth and enhance foliage color when the sun is not too hot. The correct amount of sunlight causes the leaves to redden, further accentuating the plant’s beauty.
You can give it some fertilizer a few times in the growing season. The fertilizer should be a slow-release general-purpose fertilizer.
The substrate in which you grow the plant should be very well drained but moisture retentive. It prevents water logging and therefore saves your plant from root rot. A 50:50 mix between loamy soil and gravel will work. However, you can buy a commercial cactus mix to grow it in.
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Haworthia Mutica Growth
It produces offsets in cultivation which you can use for propagation. Leaf cuttings or seeds. It usually doesn’t need pruning except when looking for a leaf cutting to propagate.
Repotting is also rare because it is a slow-growing plant. The primary way to get the plant sick is by overwatering, so avoid it. Mealybugs, scale insects, and root insects are the primary pests, but they aren’t a significant problem.
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