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Haworthia
Haworthia retusa 'Grey Ghost'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Haworthia (ha-WORTH-ee-a) (Info)
Species: retusa (re-TOO-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Grey Ghost

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Succulent

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From leaf cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grenoble,

Phoenix, Arizona

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 24, 2008, BlissfulGarden from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

From http://www.cactuscollection.com:

Haworthia retusa, native to Cape Province, South Africa, forms clusters of shiny, star-shaped green rosettes. Leaves are thickened and triangular, slightly recurved at tips. The top surface is smooth, with nearly translucent "windows" and veining. Sometimes confused with Haworthia turgida. Haworthias are winter growers and are dormant in the hottest summer months. Require very porous soil with excellent drainage as many forms have thickened tap roots. Prefer filtered, bright light. Those species with red veining or chocolate faces will exhibit superior color in bright light. All forms that are green, especially included the variegated forms, will prefer filtered... read more