Haworthiopsis Limifolia Variegated is an ornamental, perennial succulent with large rosettes. It produces 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. White, tubular flowers are arranged near the tip of a 35 cm-long inflorescence stalk.
Scientific Name: Haworthiopsis Limifolia var. Limifolia Variagata
Common Names: Haworthiopsis ‘Limifolia Variegated’, Fairy Washboard, File-leafed Haworthia.
How to grow and maintain Haworthiopsis ‘Limifolia Variegated’:
It requires full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Place your Haworthiopsis plants on south-facing windows that will provide the most sun.
It grows well in well-draining cactus potting mix or a part potting soil, part perlite and part sand.
Water your plant regularly during the growing season (from April to September) and always keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. During the winter months, reduce watering. You can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering.
It prefers an ideal temperatures between 65 degrees Fahrenheit /18 degrees Celsius – 80 degrees Fahrenheit / 26 degrees Celsius and temperature not below 50 degrees Fahrenheit /10 degrees Celsius.
Fertilize every month from April to September with a diluted liquid fertilizer. Do not fertilize during winter.
Re-pot your plant every two years or more when it outgrows its pot, during the spring season.
Haworthiopsis Limifolia Variegated can be easily propagated by the removal of offshoots or by leaf cuttings in spring or summer. To propagate by leaf cuttings, remove a leaf and let it lie for about one month, giving the wound time to heal. Then lay the leaf on its side with the basal part buried in the soil. This leaf should root within a month or two, and small plants will form at the leaf base. They can also be grown from seed.
Pests and Diseases:
It has no serious pest or disease problems. Watch for mealybugs and spider mites.