Saturday, April 11, 2009

Haworthia Cymbiformis

This is a haworthia cymbiformis. The tag says it's native to Cape Town, South Africa. It forms rosettes with translucent "windowed" leaf tips to allow for photosynthesis. It is a winter grower, dormant in summer months. Requires very porous soil with excellent drainage. Protect from frost. Provide filtered light. Hardy to 32 F. Water thoroughly when soil is dry.
It is growing with other succulents - it's a cocktail of succulents in pots.
This one has two flower stalks - all it's flowers hasn't bloomed yet.
The flowers look like this when they bloom. Can you see it? You can click the picture to enlarge it.
They look more green during the winter months. Now that it's starting to get warmer, I've noticed that it's losing some of it's green color and turning more yellowish.

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