Haworthia fasciata variabilis
Common Name: Zebra cactus, Zebra Plant, Zebra Aloe
Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis fasciata f. variabilis
Other names: Haworthia Fasciata Plant
Origin: Southern Africa
This little plant is one classic succulent from the Haworthia family. It has a rosette of thick, tapered, green leaves with systematic white dotted pattern on the border of each leaf. Though it looks similar to aloe vera plant, it has few differentiating factors. The leaves have slight inward curve at the end and the rosette displays a star like shape when seen from above. The thick leaves are also good at storing water, making the plant draught tolerant. This easy to care succulent is an adorable perennial which can grow quite well in any place and in any condition.
Growth Habits: Up to 6 inches (≈ 15 cms)
Soil Requirement: Well drained soil
Watering Schedule: Once in a week
Light condition: 6 – 5 hours of indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 20 - 35 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: While repotting, try not to disturb the roots. It is the slow growing plant, repot only when it goes beyond the pot size.
Suitable Locations: Indoor locations like Balcony, windowsill, work tables, rock garden, etc.
• Always be careful about overwatering as it can start root rotting immediately. • Try to keep this plant in a bright sunny location. Strictly avoid dark areas. Also harsh sunlight can cause damage to the foliage. • Putting or sprinkling water on leaves or flowers will cause them to catch fungus infection. Avoid this at all times. Give water to soil only. • Even if the plant does not outgrow the current pot, and repotting is not required, renew the soil with some vermicompost every two years or so. This will keep the plant healthy. • Remove & discard dead, infected or damaged plant parts whenever required.