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Haworthia wittebergensis
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Distribution: South Africa: Western Cape Province: Great Karoo: Central Karoo:


The distribution of Haworthia wittebergensis seems to be restricted to a few localities south of Laingsburg. It is a distinctive Haworthia and can be recognized easily.

The plants invariably seem to occur only squashed in rock crevices where they are often difficult to locate as the leaf tips get eaten off or dry up during the summer months.

It is quite a desirable species due to its scarcity and its cultivation often proves to be more difficult than many other Haworthia. The plants are very slow growing. Although they proliferate from the base in nature, this seems to take many years and in cultivation the plants are mostly single.

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An adult plant in cultivation.



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