Cathedral Window HaworthiaHaworthia cymbiformis
|Suitable for Bonsai
The Cathedral Window Haworthia is a species of succulent that is native to South Africa. In its natural habitat it benefits from the shade of rocks and shrubs, and grows at an altitude of 1000 metres (3000 feet).
This is a small, evergreen plant that can grow up to 8 cm (3 inches) in height.
It is a stemless plant, with leaves that are boat-shaped, soft, light-green and almost transparent with white strips. It produces white-pale pink flowers on long stalks.
The Haworthia cymbiformis is a distinctive looking plant which will add plenty of character to your home.
- "Cymbiformis" means "boat shaped", and is a reference to the shape of the leaves
- The Cathedral Window Haworthia is a frost tender plant, and in the UK it must be grown indoors. It makes a good house plant.
- It prefers bright light but not direct sunlight. Yellow or white leaves could signify too much sun.
- It must be kept above 0 °C (32 °F).
- Humidity is not an issue.
- We recommend a soil that drains well, such as a cactus mix or a very fast-draining potting soil mixed with sand.
- It can be watered regularly while growing, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. It is also important to remember not to allow the plant to become waterlogged as this could cause root rot. In the winter it can be watered once every 2 months.
- Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer, and do not feed during winter.
- These plants are prone to attack by mealybugs.