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Haworthia truncata

Scientific Name:

Haworthia truncata

Common name:










South Africa

Hardiness Zone:



ABout the PLant

The Haworthia truncata is a small, low-growing succulent native to South Africa. It is part of the Aloe family and is closely related to other popular houseplants such as aloe vera and haworthia cooperi. This plant has a unique shape that sets it apart from other succulents. Its rosette form consists of short, fleshy leaves that are triangular in shape and arranged in a star pattern. The leaves have pointed tips and are usually dark green with white stripes or spots. The overall size of the plant can range from 4 inches to 8 inches tall and wide, depending on its age and environment. The Haworthia truncata produces small, yellowish-white flowers during the summer months that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. The flowers grow on long stems above the foliage, adding an interesting contrast to the plant’s low-growing form. When it comes to care requirements, this succulent is fairly easy to maintain. It prefers bright indirect light but can tolerate some shade as well. Watering should be done sparingly—allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings—and avoid overwatering as this can cause root rot or fungal diseases. Fertilizing should also be done sparingly; once every two months during spring and summer is sufficient for healthy growth. The Haworthia truncata has been used for centuries by South African cultures for medicinal purposes such as treating skin ailments or wounds due to its antiseptic properties. Today, it remains a popular choice among gardeners looking for an easy-to-care-for houseplant with unique foliage and flowers!
The Haworthia truncata succulent prefers bright indirect light, meaning it should be placed in an area where it receives some direct sunlight but not too much. If the plant is receiving too much direct sunlight, its leaves may start to yellow and become dry. Medium light is also suitable for this succulent, but low light conditions should be avoided as they can cause the plant to become weak and spindly.
Haworthia truncata succulents prefer a well-draining soil with a slightly acidic pH. A good mix for this plant would be two parts potting soil, one part coarse sand, and one part perlite or pumice. This combination allows the roots to breathe while providing enough moisture and nutrients for the plant to thrive.
The Haworthia truncata succulent is a low-maintenance plant that requires infrequent watering. It should be watered every 2-3 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water thoroughly and deeply when you do water, making sure the entire root system is saturated. Make sure to avoid overwatering, as this can cause root rot and other issues for your plant.
The ideal humidity conditions for the Haworthia truncata succulent are relatively low. It prefers an environment with a humidity level between 40-50%. This is because the plant has adapted to survive in dry, arid climates and too much moisture can cause root rot or other issues.