Haworthia Attenuata Care to Grow the Zebra Plant

July 22, 2023

Among all the succulent species of Haworthia, Haworthia attenuata or the zebra plant may be the easiest to grow. It can thrive in pots, in the ground and even indoors in a decorative arrangement as long as you take good care of it.

The eye-catching green and white appearance makes them so popular. That’s how they got on my Radar — I saw one in the children’s Room and bought it right away! The zebra cactus is often mistakenly considered an aloe plant. It belongs to the same subfamily and is confused with a real cactus due to the similarity in appearance.

With dark green foliage with shiny white spots, the zebra plant is a succulent perennial that can grow quite well in any place with a lot of sun or bright light.

The white tubercles on both sides of the leaves of H. attenuata are long, thin and somewhat spreading. The leaves are not fibrous, but you can feel bumps or ridges when you touch the white streaks.

Types of zebra plants

There are a few varieties and subspecies that you will find for the zebra plant. Some of the most common types of H. attenuata are discussed below.

Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula

Commonly known as Hankey Dwarf aloe, the leaves of this H. attenuata are brownish green and have many more white tubercles than the normal variety. The leaves are longer and grow a little more compact.

Haworthiopsis attenuata F. variegata

This type of H. attenuata is commonly called variegated zebra plant.. It grows up to 6″ in height and diameter. The leaves are dark green and pointed, but have yellow or cream spots and ribbons, which gives it the classic colorful appearance.

Haworthiopsis attenuata var. clariperla

This variety of H. attenuata differs from other congeners by its leaves, which are uniformly covered with white tubercles.

Haworthiopsis attenuata ‘crazy frosting’

This variety of H. attenuata is distinguished by its thinner and elongated leaves and the mottling of the white tubers, which are more concentrated at the ends of the growing leaves.

Haworthia Attenuata Care

It is quite easy to care for a zebra plant (Haworthiopsis attenuata). Let’s discuss the basic needs so that you can grow H. attenuata at home.

Light And Temperature

As for the lighting conditions, the Haworthiopsis attenuata Zebra succulent plant would prefer bright light, but it can withstand partial shade because it is quite tolerant to different lighting conditions. This makes it a wonderful Terrarium or indoor grower because there is less light available inside.

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