• Haworthia truncata
  • Haworthia truncata
  • Haworthia truncata
  • Haworthia truncata
    Haworthia truncata

Haworthia truncata

Horse's Teeth, Horse Teeth Plant, Horse's Teeth Plant
Size: ex 9cm pot

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£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Unique succulent
  • Truncated window-leaf foliage resembling horse's teeth
  • Free-draining substrate
  • Perfect houseplant
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Description

Haworthia truncata, Horse Teeth Plant, is the perfect houseplant: a small South African xerophyte with a unique arrangement of distichous succulent leaves that have a translucent upper surface - a window - for letting in light. In their natural habitat in the valley of the Little Karoo, Haworthia truncata pulls itself down into the gritty mineralised soil to give it protection from the high solar radiation and the heat and to conserve water and reduce desiccation. The upper surfaces of the truncated leaves - resembling the pattern of horse's teeth - have no stomata thus reducing transpiration. These upper surfaces are usually all that shows above ground, the epidermal windows letting in sunlight to the internal leaf surfaces where photosynthesis occurs. This subterranean habit can be reproduced In cultivation - or if preferred, in the less harsh environment of your home - it can be grown with more of the succulent leaves on display.

All that Haworthia truncata requires is a gritty, free-draining substrate with a well-lit aspect and modest watering throughout the growing season. Keep dryish during the winter. It reallly is a very easy plant to grow, making a wonderful houseplant and with its own unique story makes a perfect gift to inspire a love of nature and the study of plants and their importance in the world.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asphodelaceae
Sub-Family Asphodeloideae
Synonyms Haworthia truncata f. crassa, Haworthia truncata var. tenuis, Haworthia truncata f. tenuis, Haworthia truncata var. truncata
Geographical Origin South Africa: Western Cape: valley of the Little Karoo
Cultivation Full sun to partial shade. Warmth. Free-draining substrate. Ideal houseplant
Eventual Height 2-3cm
Eventual Spread 8-10cm
Hardiness Tender. Cold tolerant but not hardy in any sense of the word. Will take sub-zero temperatures for a brief time but not a hard frost. And needs to be completely dry in winter. Best indoors - perfect houseplant

Haworthia truncata

Horse's Teeth, Horse Teeth Plant, Horse's Teeth Plant
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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