Haworthiopsis viscosa

Stunning clustered succulent grown for its unique stacked, overlapping leaves arranged in three tiers. Green in shade, browns handsomely in sun. Good drainage.
synonyms Haworthia viscosa
height 8–12in
width 10–14in
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 Part Sun – Full Sun
drainage In Ground: Cactus Mix, In Pots: Cactus Mix, Tolerates Sandy Soil
fertilizing All Purpose, Low Needs
origin S South Africa

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

Exceptional choice for pots, even small ones.
This haworthia offsets from the base, creating a small colony over time. Once a pup is established with its own roots, they are easily divided and repotted.
If the lower leaves of a stem ever begin to die off you can peel them away and trim the stem as low as possible. Let dry and then plant the top (with at least an inch of exposed stem). The top will give you a new plant and the bottom will regrow with many new vibrant heads.

Special Interest

Wiry flower stems hold miniature porcelain flowers.