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PlantFiles: Haworthia
Haworthia emelyae

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Haworthia (ha-WORTH-ee-a) (Info)
Species: emelyae (EM-el-ee-ay) (Info)

Synonym:Haworthia emelyae var. emelyae
Synonym:Haworthia correcta
Synonym:Haworthia picta
Synonym:Haworthia retusa subsp. emelyae

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral htop On Feb 15, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

The leaves can have various tones of pink tubercles and veining depending upon the amount and intensity of the light receives. The "picta" in its synonym, Haworthia picta, means "painted" which refers to the beautiful colorations that it can exhibit. It rarely produces suckers (pups).

If you are not familiar with its cultivation, research information on growing and/or propagating techniques because a haworthia requires special care that is too detailed to list here.

Positive palmbob On Sep 21, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Windowpane variety... there are three subvarieties of this species, but they all look very similar and from same areas of S AFrica... Dark transluescent green with stripes.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Vista, California

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