(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Haworthia cymbiformis var. obtusa is one of the innumerable morphological forms of the very variable Haworthia cymbiformis characterized by denser rosettes forming round clumps. It has peculiar bright green leaves that looks like molded glass. The leaves are thicker, obovate, with entire margins, and leaf-tips are rather obtuse or rounded and pellucid.
Habit: It is a spreading ground cover succulent forming dense mats of very succulents and juicy leaf-rosettes partially sunken into the soil, and reaching a diameter of 15 (or more) centimeters. In habitat only the leaf tips, which has a finger-tip-like appearance, protrude from the soil surface.
Stem: Stemless or shortly caulescent
Rosette: Stemless, dense, 20–25 leafed, 3-10 cm in diameter.
Leaves: Succulent, soft, very juicy, obovate with entire margins, and leaf-tips are rather obtuse or rounded and pellucid..
Flowers: Relatively inconspicuous whitish/greenish with a light pinkish-brown keel, peduncle simple, 15 cm long; raceme lax, 15 long; lower pedicels 4-6 mm long; bracts small, ovate; perianth 2 cm long; segments nearly as long as the tube.
Blooming season: Spring to summer.
Growth rate: They are relatively fast-growing plants that offsets freely to form small clusters quickly.
Soil: They are tolerant of a wide range of soils and habitats, but prefer a very porous potting mix to increase drainage. A non-acid soil is ideal. You can grow a plant in a 10-15 cm pot for years and have perfectly happy plants. For best results, use a shallow pot.
Exposition: The plant needs light shade to shade, but will take full sun part of the day. (with some sun exposure the leaf develops a nice reddish tint and remains compact).
Watering: During the hot summer months, the soil should be kept moist but not overly wet. During the winter months, water only when the soil becomes completely dry. Wet soil quickly causes root and stem rot, especially during chilly winter months. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Low ambient humidity is always needed.
Fertilization: The plants are fertilized only once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the recommended strength.
Hardiness: Although the plant will survive mild frost if kept dry (hardy as low as -5° C) it should be protected from severe cold and prolonged frost conditions.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Cushion aloe|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9 – 11|
|Height||6 inch (15 cm)|
|Scientific Name||Haworthia obtusa|
|Shape||Fleshy green leaves|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|