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|Distribution:||Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:|
Haworthia badia is known from a few localities near Napier in the Western Cape.
The attractive plants with a smooth shiny leaf surface are probably closely related to other spear-point-leaved Haworthias from the western parts of the Western Cape and should belong in the aggregate Mirabilis.
The acuminate leaves and shiny leaf surface make this a sought after species. Like other summer flowering Haworthias this species is often not easy to hand-pollinate in cultivation.
Propagation is from seed or leaf-cuttings,
The seedlings are slow at first but growth accelerates after a few years.
Synonym: Haworthia mirabilis "badia". (Sensu M.B. Bayer),
The (old Mavica) habitat pictures of Haworthia badia are from between Napier and Caledon. (Seedlings from this area are refered to as GM 395.),
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