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by Kirsten

Definitely a hawthornia

Hi there, so I bought (rescued) this plant from a pharmacy display last summer and have been occasionally scouring the internet trying to find a specific name to identify it by. I know it has to be some kind of hawthornia, but I haven’t seen anything that looks very close to this little guy. Would you know more specifically what this plant is?

Hi Kirsten, I’m pretty sure you mean Haworthia, which this plant definitely resembles.

Due to the fact that it looks a little bit drawn, as though not getting quite enough light I would not be able to 100% identify it, but I’m going to hazard a guess that it might be one of the many hybrids with Haworthia obtusa or H. cymbiformis in its background.

You can see more Haworthia here, with some care instructions.

Hope that helps,

Comments for Definitely a hawthornia… of some sort

Jan 04, 2013

now I’m embarrassed
by: Kirsten

haworthia… my apologies!

No problem, Kirsten 😉

Apr 16, 2013

I Have a Similar Plant
by: Anonymous

I have a plant that looks very similar to yours. I would like to know if you find some good information on it! And also I may find a little more now that I realized it’s haworthia and not hawthornia hahaha

Oct 17, 2013

I have one of these
by: Wayne

I have a Haworthia that looks JUST LIKE this and came to me labeled Haworthia Maughanii. It looks no more ‘drawn’ (like it wasn’t getting enough light) than the day i got it. It looks JUST LIKE THIS! I’ve read that succulents need water more often than cacti. I water my cacti once a month and my succulents every two weeks.

Sep 17, 2019

by: Marilyn

I believe you have several sanseveria trifascata in that pot. They send up New plants from the base the base. Over the years as they got farther from the ‘mother’ plant, they may have lost their stripes.