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Haworthia retusa


Lime green leaves, highlighted by translucent ‘windows’ that allow light to reach deep into the plant, form star-shaped rosettes that make Haworthia retusaan instant standout in any succulent collection. Each leaf curves sharply away from the center of the plant, creating a flattened look that allows the striations across the ‘windows’ to really shine – especially as the plant produces offsets to form a clump of color and texture that can either fill a small pot on its own, or serve as a high contrast element in arrangements or temperate rock gardens.

Like many varieties of the same genus, Haworthia retusaprefers indirect light to avoid sunburn on its fleshy, water-rich leaves. Though it can tolerate even deeper shade, bright yet indirect sunlight will encourage each rosette to reach a mature size of up to 6 inches, while also sending up very tall stalks of tubular white blooms during the spring and summer months. To avoid predisposing the plant to rot, take steps to avoid ‘wet feet,’ including providing a porous soil mixture within a well-draining pot, ensuring ample airflow around the leaves and soil surface, and following a thorough but infrequent watering routine.

Hardy only to Zone 10, be sure to shield the thick leaves of Haworthia retusafrom frost during the winter months, to avoid permanent scarring.

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