Haworthia cymbiformis


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Haworthia cymbiformis (Duval): One of the easiest species of Haworthia to cultivate--and Haworthia are already incredibly hard to kill! This variety grows on cliffs and rocky slopes in South Africa where it survives hot, dry conditions by burying all but its leaf tips underground. The rosette is able to tolerate these low-light conditions because the leaf tips have translucent lines or "leaf windows" that allow sunlight into the leaf interior.

H. cymbiformis makes an excellent indoor plant for beginners because it is less susceptible to succulent pests and can tolerate a bit of over-watering while you learn to conscientiously under-water your succulents. For optimal growth, choose pots and soil with excellent drainage. Water deeply and only when the soil is completely dry.

Haworthia are slow growers but they will eventually produce offsets to form a small cluster. It's Latin name, cymbiformis, means "boat-shaped" in reference to the way the leaves curve inward and come to a point. As they grow, they send up tall bloom stalks with tiny white blossoms, though they are easily removed if desired.

Full Haworthia Guide

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Bloom Color

White Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Low Indoor Light

Maximum Height


Maximum Rosette Size


Growth Habit / Shape



Summer Dormant Partial

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Hard to Kill

Special Characteristic

Slow Grower

Special Characteristic

Pet Safe

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