this succulent has many separate arms coming from the soil with thick leaves along the length of the arms
This little guy is one of the Haworthia – there are many different species, but this one is fairly typical; the leaves just keep on making a longer and longer stem, each whorl just adding another layer. Interestingly, the older leaves generally don’t age; they have the ability to stay where they belong, on the stem.
I use the ‘unscrewing a lightbulb’ method of propagation on these plants; it’s exactly as it sounds, just pinch the top of the stem and twist until it comes off and the shoot makes a nice new plant, and it has the added benefit of forcing new branches to bush out, making it much more compact.
You can see more about Haworthia here; follow the instructions for growing them on that page, because they do have slightly different needs than most other succulents.
Happy Succulent Growing,
Comments for long, many legs with (leaves) along entire length
|Mar 08, 2013
Thanks so much for your quick & informative reply!