“Haworthia” Genus

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There are about sixty names species of this genus and over 150 named varieties in the genus. This genus belongs to the Asphodeloideae sub-family to which aloes also belong. It is a native of southern Africa including the nations of South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique, Lesotho, and Namibia. They have a similar appearance as aloes only they are much smaller and their flowers are different from their bigger cousins.

Plants in this genus are referred to as dwarf leaf succulents and they are characterized by stemless rosettes of succulents, and soft leaves. These leaves are soft and brittle because the leaves have no fibers. Leaves are generally lance-shaped but there are considerable differences in the different species in the genus in terms of leaf shape, size, texture, and color.

Some of the species in the genus are clustering plants that produce many baby plants and can colonize an area if left unchecked. They produce singular flowering stalks across the genus. The flowers have distinct upper and lower lips (bilabiate) with a curved tube. They are greyish-white, pinkish-white, or green-white. 

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Hey everyone! I’m Richard. Welcome to my blog, which is all about succulents, cacti, and a bit about air plants. Ten years back, in 2013, I began my journey with succulents. It started as a simple hobby, crafting and selling charming succulent-themed pins and decorations. But as time passed, my fascination with these remarkable plants grew, and I gained extensive knowledge about them. Therefore, Succulent City is the blog as you see it is now. Enjoy your visit and happly planting!

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