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PlantFiles: Haworthia
Haworthia emelyae var. comptoniana

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Haworthia (ha-WORTH-ee-a) (Info)
Species: emelyae var. comptoniana

Synonym:Haworthia comptoniana
Synonym:Haworthia retusa var. comptoniana

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 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


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
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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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner On Jun 1, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grow mine as houseplants and they forgive me for giving them almost no care.

Positive thistlesifter On Oct 9, 2007, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

One of the easiest of all Haworthia subgenus Haworthia plants. It has infinite variability within its Identification key bounds.

Additionally, is readily hybridized in ways that can be enhancing to its own children offspring characteristics. or that can offer unique qualities to many of the more beautiful species from whom it can fathers new crosses..

certainly a favorite.

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

This species 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.


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

Tucson, Arizona
Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
Vista, California
Woodcrest, California
Richmond, Texas

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