Haworthiopsis attenuata (Zebra Plant)

Common Name: “Zebra Plant”; “Zebra Haworthia”

Scientific Classification:
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Genus: Haworthiopsis
Species: H. attenuata

Note: Formerly known as Haworthia attenuata.

Native To: South Africa

Growing Specs:

  • Appearance: Short leaves are arranged in rosettes that are 6-12 centimeters in diameter. The leaves display bands of white tubercles (warty growths). Grows to 6 inches tall.
  • Flowering: Small, tubular white or pink flowers grow from an inflorescence. 
  • Hardiness: Hardy to 30 degrees F.

  1. the complete flower head of a plant including stems, stalks, bracts, and flowers.
    • the arrangement of the flowers on a plant.
    • the process of flowering.

Care Requirements: Like most succulents, Zebra Haworthia prefers soil that dries out between waterings. Water infrequently, about 2-3 times per month. It doesn’t like full sun, but it will thrive in bright indirect light. It also doesn’t mind shady spots.

Propagation: Small offshoots will sprout from the main plant and are easily propagated if they are removed carefully and planted directly into a good succulent-cactus mix, such as Hoffman 10410 Organic Cactus and Succulent Soil Mix, 10 Quarts.

Toxicity: Haworthiopsis attenuata is safe for pets. Check out my Pet Safety Guide for more information.

Xylem Rising’s Observations: This is one of the plants on my Top 7 Houseplants that are Completely Indestructible list. It is extremely easy to care for, and I have never had any issues with it whatsoever. It tends to like less sun than more. I keep it in a much less bright spot than most of my other succulents. It does well inside sheltered from any area that receives direct light.



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