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Get ready to encounter one of the coolest, most stunning succulents around - the Zebra Plant, also known as Haworthia fasciata (now reclassified as Haworthiopsis fasciata), has large, thick, dark-green leaves adorned with striking white horizontal stripes that resemble zebra stripes.  This little guy is a real show-stopper. And don't let those bold markings fool you - the inner side of each leaf is smooth as silk.  

Native to South African shrublands, this zebra cactus is one of several in the Haworthiopsis family and is often confused for Aloe plants or Gasteria (Ox Tongue) plants for their similar appearance with Haworthia fasciata. But trust us when we say that nothing compares to the unique beauty of the popular and beloved Zebra Plant! 

So, if you want a quirky addition to your collection that won't take up too much space (they usually top out at 8 inches tall), consider adding a Zebra Plant to your plant menagerie today! 

Watering Needs 

Many succulents, like the Zebra Haworthia, require minimal watering. It's important to only water them when the soil has dried out, as overwatering can cause root rot. Succulents, including this one, are prone to rotting if their roots are constantly submerged in moisture.  

As a drought-tolerant plant, the Haworthia fasciata has developed an effective mechanism for storing water in its leaves. Oftentimes, people worry about under-watering their plants when they're actually giving them too much water - succulents don't thrive well in damp soil, which can lead to root problems. 

Light Requirements 

Providing enough light for these desert succulents is one of the most important aspects of their care. It is important to grow zebra plants in areas that receive at least 4-6 hours of bright, indirect light every day to keep them happy. If indoors, place your succulents directly in front of an east-facing window or a few feet away from a south-facing window to bring out their beautiful red and orange hues. 

If they don't receive enough light, their stems may grow leggy and become paler, and their spines will shorten, so make your zebra Haworthia happy and give it plenty of light. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Zebra Haworthia prefers sandy, well-drained soil, as excess moisture can promote root and stem rot. Planet Desert specializes in succulents and has specialized succulent potting soil that includes an organic substrate with mycorrhizae to help with the growth of a healthy root system to help your succulents thrive. As an okay alternative, you can create your own potting mix by combining equal portions of perlite, coarse sand, and good natural potting soil. 

Natural fertilizers with an equal ratio of 5-10-5 (NPK) are the best choice as they last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage plant health and nutrient absorption. So, skip those harsh chemicals and give your zebra cactus some love with a good natural fertilizer! 

Hardiness Zones & More 

Typically grown in hot, arid desert regions, the fasciated Haworthia (synonym of Haworthia fasciata ) thrives indoors in warm, dry surroundings. If you live in USDA regions 10 to 11, you can also grow these succulents outdoors year-round, but they are not cold- or frost-tolerant, so you should plant them indoors or put them in a pot and move them indoors during the winter if you live outside of these regions.  

Keep your zebra plant away from cold, drafty windows and air vents if you are growing it indoors in a cold climate. 

We think you will love this plant – order your very own Haworthia fasciata - Zebra plant today and start enjoying its beauty in no time! 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Haworthia fasciata
Common Name Zebra cactus, Zebra plant
Dormancy Early winter
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Color Orange, red
Genus Haworthia
Growth Habit Rosettes leaves
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10 11(USDA)
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 5 8 in. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, Deer resistance, frost tolerant(For short period)
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Zebra Plant

When growing the zebra plant, you should be aware of a few common pests and plant diseases. Most importantly, root rot can occur if these desert succulents are overwatered or exposed to moist conditions for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, root rot in these zebra plants can be difficult to detect in its early stages, and by the time it is discovered, it is usually too late to save the plant.  

The best defense against root rot is to ensure that your plant receives plenty of sunlight and completely dries out between waterings. Along with root rot, other common pests to observe include aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.  

Leaves turning red 

This happens when the plant is exposed to too much light or direct sunlight. Place it in a new, slightly darker location, or add shading. In a few weeks, the red should start to fade and take on its natural appearance. 

Plant collapse 

This has probably happened as a result of an adverse interaction between over-watering and exposure to cold temperatures. 

Zebra Plant FAQs

Is Haworthia fasciata an indoor plant? 

Yes, Haworthia fasciata is a great indoor plant.  It's a succulent that doesn't need a lot of direct sunlight and can thrive in low-light conditions. It's also very easy to care for and doesn't need a lot of water. Just be sure to let the soil dry out completely between waterings to avoid overwatering. 

Does Haworthia need direct sunlight? 

No, Haworthia zebra plants don't need direct sunlight. It prefers bright, indirect light or even low-light conditions, making it a great indoor plant. Direct sunlight can actually harm the plant, so it's best to place it near a window where it can get some natural light, but not direct sunlight. 

How often should I water my Haworthia fasciata? 

You should water your zebra plant sparingly, about once every two weeks or when the soil has completely dried out. Overwatering can cause the plant to rot, so it's important to let the soil dry out completely between waterings. 

How do I propagate the zebra plant? 

You can propagate Haworthia fasciata by removing offsets, or "pups," that grow from the base of the plant. Carefully remove the offset from the mother plant using a clean, sharp knife, and allow it to callus over for a few days. Then, plant the offset in a well-draining soil mix and water sparingly until it establishes roots. 

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Depending on the species and season, 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.

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Get ready to encounter one of the coolest, most stunning succulents around - the Zebra Plant, also known as Haworthia fasciata (now reclassified as Haworthiopsis fasciata), has large, thick, dark-green leaves adorned with striking white horizontal stripes that resemble zebra stripes.  This little guy is a real show-stopper. And don't let those bold markings fool you - the inner side of each leaf is smooth as silk.  

Native to South African shrublands, this zebra cactus is one of several in the Haworthiopsis family and is often confused for Aloe plants or Gasteria (Ox Tongue) plants for their similar appearance with Haworthia fasciata. But trust us when we say that nothing compares to the unique beauty of the popular and beloved Zebra Plant! 

So, if you want a quirky addition to your collection that won't take up too much space (they usually top out at 8 inches tall), consider adding a Zebra Plant to your plant menagerie today! 

Watering Needs 

Many succulents, like the Zebra Haworthia, require minimal watering. It's important to only water them when the soil has dried out, as overwatering can cause root rot. Succulents, including this one, are prone to rotting if their roots are constantly submerged in moisture.  

As a drought-tolerant plant, the Haworthia fasciata has developed an effective mechanism for storing water in its leaves. Oftentimes, people worry about under-watering their plants when they're actually giving them too much water - succulents don't thrive well in damp soil, which can lead to root problems. 

Light Requirements 

Providing enough light for these desert succulents is one of the most important aspects of their care. It is important to grow zebra plants in areas that receive at least 4-6 hours of bright, indirect light every day to keep them happy. If indoors, place your succulents directly in front of an east-facing window or a few feet away from a south-facing window to bring out their beautiful red and orange hues. 

If they don't receive enough light, their stems may grow leggy and become paler, and their spines will shorten, so make your zebra Haworthia happy and give it plenty of light. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Zebra Haworthia prefers sandy, well-drained soil, as excess moisture can promote root and stem rot. Planet Desert specializes in succulents and has specialized succulent potting soil that includes an organic substrate with mycorrhizae to help with the growth of a healthy root system to help your succulents thrive. As an okay alternative, you can create your own potting mix by combining equal portions of perlite, coarse sand, and good natural potting soil. 

Natural fertilizers with an equal ratio of 5-10-5 (NPK) are the best choice as they last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage plant health and nutrient absorption. So, skip those harsh chemicals and give your zebra cactus some love with a good natural fertilizer! 

Hardiness Zones & More 

Typically grown in hot, arid desert regions, the fasciated Haworthia (synonym of Haworthia fasciata ) thrives indoors in warm, dry surroundings. If you live in USDA regions 10 to 11, you can also grow these succulents outdoors year-round, but they are not cold- or frost-tolerant, so you should plant them indoors or put them in a pot and move them indoors during the winter if you live outside of these regions.  

Keep your zebra plant away from cold, drafty windows and air vents if you are growing it indoors in a cold climate. 

We think you will love this plant – order your very own Haworthia fasciata - Zebra plant today and start enjoying its beauty in no time! 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Haworthia fasciata
Common Name Zebra cactus, Zebra plant
Dormancy Early winter
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Color Orange, red
Genus Haworthia
Growth Habit Rosettes leaves
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10 11(USDA)
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 5 8 in. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By cuttings, offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant, Deer resistance, frost tolerant(For short period)
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Zebra Plant

When growing the zebra plant, you should be aware of a few common pests and plant diseases. Most importantly, root rot can occur if these desert succulents are overwatered or exposed to moist conditions for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, root rot in these zebra plants can be difficult to detect in its early stages, and by the time it is discovered, it is usually too late to save the plant.  

The best defense against root rot is to ensure that your plant receives plenty of sunlight and completely dries out between waterings. Along with root rot, other common pests to observe include aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.  

Leaves turning red 

This happens when the plant is exposed to too much light or direct sunlight. Place it in a new, slightly darker location, or add shading. In a few weeks, the red should start to fade and take on its natural appearance. 

Plant collapse 

This has probably happened as a result of an adverse interaction between over-watering and exposure to cold temperatures. 

Zebra Plant FAQs

Is Haworthia fasciata an indoor plant? 

Yes, Haworthia fasciata is a great indoor plant.  It's a succulent that doesn't need a lot of direct sunlight and can thrive in low-light conditions. It's also very easy to care for and doesn't need a lot of water. Just be sure to let the soil dry out completely between waterings to avoid overwatering. 

Does Haworthia need direct sunlight? 

No, Haworthia zebra plants don't need direct sunlight. It prefers bright, indirect light or even low-light conditions, making it a great indoor plant. Direct sunlight can actually harm the plant, so it's best to place it near a window where it can get some natural light, but not direct sunlight. 

How often should I water my Haworthia fasciata? 

You should water your zebra plant sparingly, about once every two weeks or when the soil has completely dried out. Overwatering can cause the plant to rot, so it's important to let the soil dry out completely between waterings. 

How do I propagate the zebra plant? 

You can propagate Haworthia fasciata by removing offsets, or "pups," that grow from the base of the plant. Carefully remove the offset from the mother plant using a clean, sharp knife, and allow it to callus over for a few days. Then, plant the offset in a well-draining soil mix and water sparingly until it establishes roots. 

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