Haworthia Truncata has a common name ‘Horse’s Teeth’. With its origin in South Africa, this plant is a beautiful succulent species in the Haworthia genus and belongs to the Asphodelaceae family. Horse’s Teeth grow up to 2 cm in height.
Haworthia truncata is a slow-growing houseplant with a warty surface.
This attractive plant blooms in white shade throughout the summer season. The flowers are noted for being fragrance-free.
Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
The succulent needs regular watering every season. However, less water is required during the winter season. So, overwatering should be avoided. Use nitrogen-based fertilizer once or twice during the growing season.
Horse’s Teeth plants are prone to root rot. So, they prefer gritty soil. The soil may contain crushed stones or coarse sand.
Haworthia truncata belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11b and has a frost tolerance of -5° C (23° F).
These plants need full sunlight to light shade.
This variety of Haworthia is not difficult to propagate. Propagation is done through seeds or leaf cuttings.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Horse’s teeth|
|Frost Tolerance||-5(-7)° C|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Haworthia Truncata|
|Shape||fleshy leaves in grey-green|
|Sun Exposure||Dappled shade|
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