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Asked by
Jami Charlson on
June 2, 2017
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Q. Haworthia Sunburn

I am sad and embarrassed to say I allowed my poor babies too much sun on my deck. I repotted and gave it a drink and brought indoors. Roots still look fine. Can i save it? If so, how? Thank you!

Answered by
chavez1961 on
June 4, 2017
A.

If there is any part of the plant that is still firm to the touch instead of mushy, cut it back to that point. Plants have an amazing gift of coming back. Put it in a pot that you can water from the bottom so it can soak up just what it needs.

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Asked by
CL N on
August 29, 2017
NYC

Q. Haworthia problems

My indoor haworthia (zebra) has developed some yellowish-brownish coloration near the base, and feels very loose in the soil. Tamping down the soil hasn\\\’t helped to anchor it. I\\\’ve only had it a few weeks (watered it after 2 weeks). It\\\’s getting bright indirect light. Closeup photo attached. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 30, 2017
Certified Expert
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This could be overwatering or even sunburn.

The link below will refresh you on the care requirements.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/haworthia/haworthia-window-plants.htm

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Asked by
laweinzerl on
April 7, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

Q. Window Haworthia plants

Is it light or water that makes the “Window Haworthia leaves plump and shiny?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 8, 2018
Certified Expert
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This is, usually, determined by the exact species. Some of these will develop this characteristic, while others will not. If you know this is a variety that is supposed to do this, then you will want to make sure that this gets as much sun as possible. These will have similar care to an aloe plant, and will not tolerate overwatering, or excessive cold.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/haworthia/haworthia-window-plants.htm

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Asked by
ivoryscar on
September 30, 2018
M6M 3A9

Q. Rotting Zebra Haworthia, HELPP

I think my Zebra haworthia is rotting. I got him when the tips of his leaves were drying already and had to repot him because his old pot when horrible. His new pot has drainage holes, but I’m really concerned because his leaves on the bottom are turning brown and drying out, and the centre leaves are starting to slowly turn brown.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 30, 2018
Certified Expert
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This plant is very tolerant of under watering, but will succumb quickly to rotting if overwatered. When kept as houseplants, they may require more water in the winter in dry indoor conditions, while outdoor plants may need no winter water. Allow the soil to dry out between watering. It is not unusual to go one or two weeks without giving the plants more water.
These plants only need repotting when it completely crowds the pot or new pups have formed; they can be removed. Too large of a container can lead to root rot. Make sure you use a cactus soil mix.

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Asked by
CarolM on
May 17, 2019
Shizuoka, Japan

Q. Too tall Haworthia coarctata – how to trim or prune

Grown indoors in hybdroballs (kind of pumice)in a double pot, very healthy & now more than double in height. However, getting a bit wobbly but no offsets. None of the sites have any tips or advice how to prune or trim it. Afraid it will tip over as it keeps growing taller. Would love to propagate but don’t know how.

Any helpful advice much appreciated. Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 17, 2019
Certified Expert
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It doesn't appear to have send out any little offsets or pups. This is the easiest way to propagate.
Leaf cuttings can be propagated.
Follow the info in the link below.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/propagating-cacti-and-succulents.htm
General care in the link below.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/haworthia-cacti-succulents/haworthia-zebra-cactus.htm

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Answered by
CarolM on
May 18, 2019
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Thanks for the response & the links. However, not sure that without any offsets, propagating by leaf cuttings is helpful as the links indicated to cut from the base of plants. If I did that, then it will be truly too top heavy & unsupported, will be uprooted.I would very much like to keep it as intact as possible.
Read somewhere else that to twist part of the top off like unscrewing a light bulb but too scared that it'll damage or worst kill my beautiful plant.

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