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by Lesley Rancourt
(San Diego, CA)

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This succulent has a slight resemblance to a lithop.

The leaves are not more than 2 inches and very plump.

They are pale green, and if you can see in the top left corner of the 1st photo this plants leaves are pinkish.

I got these at Home Depot in San Diego 2 years ago and have not been able to find them again.

My turtle is depending on this community since it seems that it is our last resort…

Oh, who knew that tortoises were succulent addicts too? This appears to be a type of Haworthia, probably some hybrid of Haworthia obtusa.

These are interesting because they have little windows (the clear parts of the leaves) to let the light in to be photosynthesized.

You might be able to find these at a specialty nursery, now you know what to ask for, or in your area, maybe seeds would be a good way to grow lots for your ‘leetle fren’ – who is very cute, by the way.

Hope this helps,

Comments for Small and Yummy

Aug 10, 2012

by: Susan

This is most definitely a Haworthia, probably species cymbiformis or a hybrid of. Difficult to say species exactly as Haworthia hybridize easily so it could be a cross. Beware of feeding commercially purchased plants to your turtle as they are heavily treated with pesticides so, if you buy more, grow them for 6 months to a year before feeding to your turtle.

Aug 11, 2012

by: Anonymous

I think you’ve saved me from my turtle. He was threatening to go King Kong on me! I think I have it narrowed down to Haworthia cooperi var. truncata or dielsian succulent. Between you, Susan and Jacki, I think Frankie will finally get his favorite succulent again…also Susan, thanks for the tip on holding and flushing plants for 6 months in case of pesticides.

Sep 01, 2019

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by: Tina

Hi, I’m new to keeping succulents but while looking to identify mine I spotted this comment. Although a few years late it may help others, it looks very like mine which was labelled Hawothia retusa. I live in U.K