Haworthia
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Too tall Haworthia coarctata – how to trim or prune

Zone Shizuoka, Japan | CarolM added on May 17, 2019 | Answered

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.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 17, 2019

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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CarolM
Answered on May 18, 2019

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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