Haworthia reinwardtii var. brevicula

Haworthias are super-tough, collectible small succulent gems, each one more fascinating than the last. Good in pots, gritty garden soils.
height 5–12in
width 4–10in
tolerates Drought, Heat, Pots, Wind
Haworthias are some of the most drought-tolerant succulents, especially in some shade, where they perform better than most other succulents. They will look more lush and vibrant with bi-weekly summer water, or more if they’re planted in the sun or in smaller pots. If you see your leaves shriveling, or if the bottom leaves are drying up, your plant likely needs water.
exposure Full Shade – Full Sun
drainage In Ground: Cactus Mix, In Pots: Cactus Mix, Tolerates Sandy Soil
fertilizing All Purpose, Low Needs
origin E South Africa
13, 15–17, 19–24

Sunset Zones Map

Outdoor Exposure Guide


Full Sun
Six or more hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Shade
Three to five hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Sun
One to two hours of sun beams directly landing on the plants leaves.

Full Shade
The plant is never fully lit by sun beams, but is in a bright spot or has dappled sunbeams playing over the leaves throughout the day.

Deep Shade
The plant never has dappled light on the leaves, and is in a place that feels dim, even on a nice sunny day.


Growing Notes

Very easy. Pull off older leaves once they are dried up. Pull off older flower spikes once they are completely dry.
Exceptional choice for pots, even small ones.

Special Interest

Keep an eye out on your flowers as haworthia often set keikis—small pups dangling from the flower spike—that can be replanted once the flower spike begins to wane.

On older growth leaves may die off and look unsightly. To fix this remove the dead leaves and cut the stem as low as possible. Be sure you have at least an inch of stem on the cutting (if there is less peel away some more lowest leaves) and let it dry for a week before planting in cactus mix. The bottom will pup out with invigorated growth and the top will create a new colony over time.