Haworthia viscosa grow and care – succulent of the genus Haworthia, Haworthia viscosa perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, tropics climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Better frost free (and even better more than 3C), well-drained soil, dry area
How to care: Put water when the leaves become soft, fertilizer once a year
What is the best propagation way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction – Cutting / Pups (daughter plants)
How to propagate: Cutting propagate can be from leaves or stems, cut in the base of the leaf will be better, possible to cut stems or in middle of the leaf, need to let the few days in shade location and let it dry little bit before put it in the soil, after this put the leaves of stems in the soil watering it with moist and don’t overwater.
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No, but easier to start from propagation of leaf or stem
Difficulties or problems when growing: Rotten suddenly and hard to prevent the moment can be seen on the leaves
Recommended planting season? All year and in hardiness zone 10a spring to summer and in hardiness zone 10b spring to autumn
How to plant: Planting in location with good drainage, the plant doesn’t like and might die if will sit in puddle so in rainy location better to grow above the ground level and use raising bad
Pests and diseases: Snails, slugs, aphids, meal bug
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Just for design dead leaves and bloom stem
Size of the plant: 5-10 cm, 2-4 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing especially when the plant young it’s take a while until establish
Water requirement: Small amount of water – let it dry between watering and care not overwater it will kill that plant, if it’s grow in rainy location better to put in pot with lava grit or something inert that the water to go out, also sandy soil, when grow in tropic need to be dry topic or in sheltered place from the rains
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes, when grow indoor not next to heater and need location with light, put less water indoor and check the container to much wet
Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers: Yes, when growing containers need bigger than the root ball at least 30% too much big it’s not useful and better to switch the pot to bigger every few years than to start with big pot, soil loos viability over time and once in every few years better to switch (if there isn’t over water or it’s sandy soil with good drainage possible to switch every 5 years and even more), need to make sure that there are enough holes, also choosing the soil it’s important more rains need better drainage, possible to choose sandy soil add little organic matter with materials like lava grit in the bottom and sandy soil on the top, possible perlite with peat soil.
Bloom season: All year
General information about the flower: White flowers with brown stripes, flowers with 6 petals and grow on stems.
How to grow Haworthia viscosa from seeds
Sowing requirement: Location with light and better sandy or well ventilated soil and good drainage soil, keep soil slightly moist (do not overwater), sow in light and half shade will be better, temperature 21-26C (70-79F)
Saving seeds and care until sowing: Dry and dark place in room temperature
Sowing season: Spring to summer (better to sow it in the temperature 21-26C (70-79F) that the season)
How to plant: Need to plant in light soil, with good drainage overwater will cause problem in germination
Planting spacing: For transplant 4*4cm (1.8*1.8 inch)
Depth of Sowing: 0.5cm (0.25inches)
Conditions for seeds germinate: Moist soil but do not over water and don’t let it dry
Watering requires for Seeds: Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Germination time: 3-6 weeks
Condition of seedling: Light with moist soil and well ventilated soil