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Haworthia truncata 'Beauty'


Haworthia truncata is a distinctive succulent with leaves held in a row. 'Beauty' is a rare cultivar with translucent, white, and lime green markings with green to purplish sides.

Haworthia truncata is a distinctive succulent from the Little Karoo region of South Africa's Western Cape province. The thick, deep green to grey-green leaves occur in a row with new leaves emerging in the middle and spreading outwards to the left or right. The tips are truncated and translucent acting as "light pipes" that allow light to enter into the leaves -- which are often half buried in sand in the wild -- for photosynthesis. 'Beauty' is a rare cultivar with translucent, white, and lime green markings with green to purplish sides. Tolerant of lower light than other succulents and cool temperatures but best kept above freezing.

Common Name: Horse's Teeth

Family: Asphodelaceae (The Asphodel Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: under 4"

Width: under 4"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Native to southern Africa, where it grows in areas of summer rainfall and winter drought, in rocky soils at elevation where water drains sharply.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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