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Products > Haworthia attenuata 'Super Clone'
 
Haworthia attenuata 'Super Clone'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Haworthia attenuata 'Super Clone' A small succulent to 8 inches tall that forms a cluster of nearly stemless rosettes of fleshy but firm leaves triangular shaped leaves that are flat on the upper side and having scattered white tubercles with the more visible backside convex with tubercles in distinct horizontal bands. In late winter into spring appear 2 foot long slender unbranched racemes bearing 1 inch long white buds with greenish pink linear markings that open to display the small white flowers with each petal having a green midline. Plant in full coastal to part sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally to very little a drought tolerant plant in the garden or in a pot. A great plant for the rock garden or for containers. This plant is about twice as large as the Haworthia fasciata that we also grow. The species is widespread in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This form came to us tagged Haworthia fasciata 'Super Clone' in a collection of plants received from Stockton, CA succulent collector Alice Waidhoffer but it clearly is a form of Haworthia attenuata and it is about twice the size of the form of Haworthia fasciata that we grow. There is much discussion about the differences between these two similar species that have long been confused in collections. The most notable difference being that Haworthia attenuata has tubercles on both upper and lower surfaces of more elongated lanceolate shaped leaves, while H. fasciata only has the tubercles on the lower surface of its broader deltoid shaped leaves. H. fasciata also has fibers in the leaves that are mostly lacking in H. attenuata and it also grows more upright and can develop a short stem.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Haworthia attenuata 'Super Clone'.
 
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