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  Haworthiopsis limifolia (variegated)
  Family Name : Asphodelaceae

  Common Names : Fairy Washboard, File-leafed Haworthia

Fairy Washboard,File-leafed Haworthia
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Succulent Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Broad / Mushroom / Hemispherical
      Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width :
      10 cm
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Compact, rosette-forming succulent up to 10 cm wide.
      Foliage: Triangular, elongated leaves (7.5 cm long, 2.5 cm wide) are variegated dark green to greyish green and cream to light yellow and arranged in a tight rosette. Stiff, fleshy leaves have a rough, rippled surface and are slightly rolled inwards along the leaf margin.  
      Flowers: White, tubular flowers are arranged near the tip of a 35 cm-long inflorescence stalk.
      Taxonomy :
      SynonymsHaworthia limifolia (variegated)
      Cultivation :
      This slow-growing plant requires well-drained soil which should be allowed to dry before re-watering. Using a shallow pot with drainage holes will allow the soil to dry out faster and prevent root rot. Overwatering is a common cause of plant decline. It needs bright light, but hot afternoon sun will cause sunburn.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White, Green, Silver / Grey, Yellow / Golden
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Rosulate / Rosette
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Deltoid)
      Foliar Venation :
      Foliar Margin :
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Foliar Base :
      Truncate / Square
      Typical Foliar Area :
      Microphyll ( 2.25cm2 - 20.25 cm2 )
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Individual Flower Shape :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit (Capsule)

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