Haworthia truncata

Haworthia truncata

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Haworthia truncata
  • Family: Asphodelaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Houseplant, Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Haworthia truncata is a small succulent plant, typically grown as a houseplant. It has fascinating, rectangular, fleshy leaves in grey-green, which are held in an upright position and arranged in opposite rows. The end of each leaf has scar-like markings and ridges, which look a little like the plant has been cut (or truncated), hence ‘truncata’. Insignificant, white flowers appear in summer.

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No more difficult to raise than Aloe vera, grow Haworthia truncata in well-drained soil or cactus compost, on a light, airy windowsill, ideally out of direct sunlight. Water sparingly in summer, allowing the compost to fully dry out between watering. Reduce watering to every other month in winter.

How to grow Haworthia Truncata

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    30cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do Sow in June

Do Sow in July

Do Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Haworthia Truncata and wildlife

Haworthia truncata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Haworthia Truncata poisonous?

Haworthia truncata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People