Zebra WartHaworthia reinwardtii
|Suitable for Bonsai
The Zebra Wart is a species of succulent that is native to the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
This plant has a rosette of fleshy leaves, dark-green in colour with bumpy white bands, arranged in a spiral pattern. In spring it produces tubular pinkish-white flowers that can grow up to 20 cm (8 inches) in length.
This is a striking, captivating little plant with plenty of character.
- Zebra Wart has a large number of varieties
- The Zebra Wart cannot tolerate temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F), so in the UK it must be grown under glass, and using a heat lamp.
- As with other succulents, it prefers a bright light but not direct sunlight.
- 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. Do not 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.