Growing Haworthia Succulents
Haworthia succulents love to thrive in bright sunlight with sufficiently moist soil in summer and relatively drier soil in winters. They are easy to grow houseplants, and you can place them on a windowsill. Haworthia can grow well in a variety of pots, but it should have adequate drainage. Read on to learn more about growing conditions for your haworthia succulents.
Haworthia succulents love bright sunlight but not extremely strong direct exposure to sunlight. In succulents’ native settings, you can find them under a slight rock shade or such objects. They can survive in the direct morning light, but the harsh afternoon sun rays burn their beautiful foliage. If the leaves turn white, red, or yellow, it means they are getting excessive light. However, if your plants are receiving adequate light, green-coloured leaves will fade. Haworthias, when placed indoors by sun-facing windows will work best. Click here for tips on how to keep succulents alive in your home.
Succulents love gravelly or sandy soil with better drainage. You can use cactus potting soil or any fast-draining potting mix for your container plants. It is easy to improve the soil drainage by adding the soil with aquarium gravel, pumice, or perlite.
It is crucial to check if the top one inch of the plant's soil is completely dried out between watering, especially in summer and spring. However, you need to make sure the soil is not waterlogged for too long. In the winter season, it's important to reduce watering only to an extent to keep the plant's leaves plump. If you allow excessive water to store in the rosette, it will result in root rot.
Temperature and Humidity
Haworthia succulents prefer warm temperatures between 21°C and 35°C in the summer season and less than 10°C in the winter. If kept at 5°C, it will lead to freezing injury of your plant. Succulents aren't much affected by humidity as long as the soil moisture needs of this plant are fulfilled. These plants require better ventilation, especially during the night when it gets carbon dioxide for photosynthesis.
It is good for your succulents to get fertilisers in the spring and summer season. You can use a cactus fertiliser for your haworthia succulents and make sure to fertilise in their growing seasons for better results. Always follow the instructions on the label and avoid feeding your succulents during the fall and winter seasons.
You can easily propagate your haworthia succulents at repotting time by offsets or small new plant growths present at the base of your parent plant. It is a very cost-effective method of propagating a new plant. For taking the plant's offsets, you can use snippers or a knife to cut near the parent stem and include many roots in it. Let the offsets dry out completely by resting for a day before you repot them. Use the same soil as parent plant soil to plant new offsets.
Mealybugs are tiny oval insects that can harm your succulents by sucking all the juice out its foliage. You can control it by removing it physically or with the use of an insecticidal spray. Also, the moist soil will encourage the growth of fungus gnats on your succulents. Correcting the moisture conditions will help you get rid of these pests quickly.