The Breede Haworthia Plant ‘Haworthia Venosa’

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This plant grows in the central regions of southern Africa, where weather conditions are quite severe. It has triangular fleshy leaves that form rosettes. They are dark green leaves with crisscrossing light green leaves. Also, it has small teeth along leaf margins.

Family:Aloaceae
Genus:Haworthia
Scientific Name:Haworthia Venosa
Other Names:  Aloe tricolor, Apicra Tricolor, Haworthiopsis venosa, Aloe venosa, Aloe anomala.
Growth Season:Winter
Preferred Temperature:It does best in temperatures between 5 -15oC (42- 59oF).
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9
Average Mature Height & Width:It reaches up to 6 inches high and has a rosette diameter of 4 inches.
Dormancy:The plant is dormant in summer during the hottest months.
Toxicity:It is not toxic to pets and humans. Nothing significant will happen if one ingests it.
Haworthia Venosa Summary

Haworthia Venosa Physical Characteristics

It has sessile leaves that grow to a maximum of 3-5 cm long and 2-3 cm wide. The leaves may be described as being strongly recurved, and have a brown-to-green hue. Additionally, each leaf has a network of embossed light green veins which give the succulent a unique appearance.

The square pattern formed by the veins in these leaves allows sunlight to enter through the plant’s respiration. This succulent produces simple inflorescence that can rise to 50 cm tall. Its flowers are greenish white but have visible green veins typical of this genus.

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Haworthia Venosa 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. 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 to facilitate growth and enhance foliage color. The correct amount of sunlight will make the leaf’s veins more pronounced, furthermore, enhance the plant’s appearance.

It is susceptible to scorching when the sun’s rays are too intense. You can give it some fertilizer once in the growing season. The fertilizer should be a slow-release, general-purpose fertilizer. Avoid feeding the plant too much nitrogen because it makes succulent leaves too watery and soggy.

The substrate 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 Venosa Growth

This plant offsets at some point in its life. The offsets are a great way to propagate them. Also, you can propagate it using leaf cuttings or seeds. The plant usually doesn’t need pruning except when you are 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 main pests.

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