Haworthia Pumila (Haworthia Margaritifera)

Haworthia Pumila/ Haworthia Margaritifera Image

It is an outstanding member of the genus due to its size and grooved appearance. It is a native of South Africa with impressive pointy leaves with numerous tubercles. Though one of the largest Haworthia, it is slow-growing. Moreover, its lifespan is usually between 30 and 40 years.

Family:Aloaceae
Genus:Haworthia
Scientific Name:Haworthia
Other Names:Haworthia Margaritifera
Growth Season:Spring and summer
Preferred Temperature:15oC and 44oC (59-111.2oF). Winter temperature should be at least -2oC (28.4oF) of dry frost for some time.
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9-11
Average Mature Height & Width:It rises to 25 cm with a spread of 15 cm.
Dormancy:It experiences summer dormancy during the scorching seasons.
Toxicity:Non-toxic.
Haworthia Pumila Summary

Haworthia Pumila Physical Characteristics

It is characterized by a stemless rosette about 15 cm wide and 25 to 30 cm long. The succulent resembles a miniature aloe with largely lanceolate leaves, each measuring 7-14 cm and 2 cm wide. The leaves are upright and incurring.

They have a dark, brownish-green hue and are covered in white tubercles. Besides, it produces a raceme that is about 40 cm long, further enhancing its size. The plant’s flowers can be greenish or brownish-white. Its flower color is unlike other haworthia, which are usually white. 

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