Haworthia Retusa

Product Description
$ 6.25

Haworthia Retusa

(You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).  
Description: Haworthia retusa is a well-known succulent with shiny, green star-shaped rosettes. The top surface of its leaves is smooth, with nearly translucent "windows" and veining, giving a very odd look to the plantStem: The leafy stem is very short.
Rosettes: Star-like, short and plump, with 10 to 15 leaves. Individual rosettes 5-10(-15)cm across.

Leaves: 2,5-4(-8) cm long, about 1-2 cm broad and 8-12 mm thick in the centre, fleshy, with stored water, multifarious, ovate triangular to deltoid, somewhat abruptly flattened on the upper half of the face and reflexed in the upper third (slightly recurved at tips), cuspidate with terminal bristle 3-6 mm long, rounded on the back and keeled in the upper half. Margins and keel with or without sparse fine white teeth. Leaves are smooth without spines or tubercles on both surfaces, lime green to glossy green, brownish-green or with purplish hue in bright light. The terminal end-area is more or less retuse (flat), and marked with dark windows with clear green vertical stripes.

Inflorescence: Flower-stalk up to 30 cm tall, single, unbranched, erect and wiry; raceme lax about 15 cm long; pedicels very short; bracts small, deltoid.

Flowers: 20 to 30 tiny, short-lived, small, inconspicuous, white with greenish-brown veins, and not especially attractive. Perianth about 2 cm long; limb half as long as the tube.

Blooming Time: In late spring to summer. Flower fairly readily (indoors too), once they're a certain age, and may even flower more than once in the same year.

Note: Of interest to botanists are the translucent windows that illuminate the interior photosynthetic areas of the leaves. These are called "window leaves" and represent a xerophytic adaptation.



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.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:


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