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Haworthia granulata
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Northern Cape: Western Cape:


Haworthia granulata occurs in the hot and dry Ceres Karoo and Tanqua Karoo. The plants seem to be equally at home in very arid desert conditions as well as cooler and slightly moister mountainous regions. The closest relative appears to be Haworthia tesselata but Haworthia granulata lacks the stoloniferous tendency of Haworthia tesselata although they do make offshoots at the base with age. An interesting feature is that the plants can be caulescent or non-stem forming. This almost gives the impression of two species at play similar to e.g. Haworthia attenuata and Haworthia reinwardtii of the Eastern Cape. The two forms are not geographically separated. The leaves are often thickly tuberled and in a number of plants the tubercles have attractive white tips.

The cultivation of Haworthia granulata is relatively easy, the plants preferring a well drained pebbly soil.


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A seed grown plant from 60 km north of Matjiesfontein. An acaulescent form in habitat at Karree Rivier in the Tanqua Karoo. A caulescent form originally from Bowadrif - Tanqua Karoo.



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