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Haworthia variegata
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


Haworthia variegata is a very attractive species that is found in the coastal regions of the Western Cape. The leaves are darkish green dispersed with yellow to white blotches. The plants are sub-epigeal with about 90 % of the leaves above the soil.

The plants occur east of Albertinia and the areas of Still Bay to Riversdale. The inclusion of Haworthia modesta and Haworthia neorossouwii etc. as subspecies of variegata as suggested by some authors may become problematic as there is a thin line separating these smaller plants e.g. from Haworthia chloracantha, Haworthia outeniquensis and others further eastwards, with likely similar problems towards the west.

Haworthia variegata is always associated with lime stone in habitat. The addition of lime stone in cultivation does not seem necessary however. Good drainage is however essential.

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Photographs by Gerhard Marx.


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Swartklip. Swartklip. Swartklip. Swartklip.
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Windsor. In habitat at Windsor. Windsor. Windsor.
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Habitat Windsor.



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