Haworthias are typically a large group of small succulent plants, all native to South Africa and are best for small spaces. Their vast physical structure diversity makes them best for indoor or outdoor places. So, here are the top 15 popular Haworthia you must have in your succulent garden. Let's discover their prominent features and care requirements to ensure they are best for you.

Haworthia attenuata


Common name: Zebra Haworthia

USDA hardiness zone: 10 – 11

Haworthia attenuata is an outstanding succulent with rosettes of pointed, fleshy leaves. The plant leaves are arranged in a spiral pattern, creating an attractive and symmetrical appearance, making it a must-grown indoor succulent. Bold white stripes on dark green leaves also give the plant a zebra-like pattern.

This is a low-maintenance plant and thrives well in bright indirect sunlight (prefers temperatures between 65 to 80℉). The Zebra plant also tolerates some direct sunlight, but avoiding intense heat can prevent leaves from burning. Similarly, use well-draining succulent or cactus mix to save plants from waterlogging.


Haworthia reinwardtii


Common name: Zebra wart

USDA hardiness zone: 10 – 11

Haworthia reinwardtii, is another small succulent with leaves that are large at the bottom and narrow to curve upwards.

Normally, the plant prefers partial sun to partial shade and does not grow well below 40℉. Similarly, Zebra wart is an ideal indoor succulent; you must have it in your succulent arrangement.


Haworthia fasciata


Common name: Zebra plant, Zebra cactus, Zebra Haworthia

USDA hardiness zone: 9 – 11

Haworthia fasciata is one of the most commonly grown zebra succulents with thick leaves that have white horizontal stripes on the outer leaves' surface while the inner side is smooth.

This Zebra plant is best for beginners as it grows well with little to no care. You only need to grow the plant in bright, indirect sunlight. Do not expose leaves to scorching heat, as too much sun can cause the leaves to turn white. During summer, the ideal temperature for this Haworthia variety is 60 to 85℉. Similarly, the plant requires water in moderation, water when the soil is dried already.



Haworthia arachnoidea


Common name: Cobweb aloe, Spider nest, Paper rose

USDA hardiness zone: 10 – 11

Haworthia arachnoidea is a unique Haworthia species with dense leaves covered in translucent bristles. There are no translucent tips, unlike other varieties.

Regarding plant care, paper rose is a beginner-friendly succulent and allows inexperienced growers to have it in their succulent garden. It does well in full sun and semi-shade (ideal temperature 50 - 75℉); indoors or outdoors places are equally suitable for Cobweb aloe. Just water scarcely, and don't let the soil soak for most of the time.


Haworthia bayeri


Common name: Moon shadow

USDA hardiness zone: 9 – 11

Haworthia bayeri is one of the most beautiful succulent varieties with uniquely patterned leaves that are deep green with a touch of red on the tips. There is a white veining pattern, too.

Typically, moon shadow prefers bright indirect sunlight and is best for outdoor succulent gardens. Bring it indoors before the outdoor temperature drops drastically if you live in a cold area. Similarly, water as per your climatic conditions, more in warm and dry periods while less in cold and humid days.


Haworthia margaritifera


Common name: Pearl plant, Pearl succulent, Cushion aloe plant, Haworthia pumila

USDA hardiness zone: 9 – 11

Haworthia margaritifera, a surprisingly beautiful succulent, has dotted leaves that look like pearls to add a special touch to the plant.

To take care of this plant, you need to put it in a spot where it gets light but not too much sun. You should also be careful with watering – let the soil dry out between watering. This plant likes temperatures that are not too hot or cold, just in the middle. The best temperature for this plant is around 65-80°F.


Haworthia bolusii


Common name: Baker Haworthia

USDA hardiness zone: 9 – 11

Among all other Haworthia varieties, the leaves of Haworthia Bolusii are thinner and more delicate, making a fuzzy round ball. You can see hair-like spines on the back and inward edges of the leaves that add to its beauty and make it the perfect plant for your succulent garden.

Baker Haworthia doesn't require direct sun – it grows well in bright areas with indirect sun rays. Also, be cautious not to place your plant in shade for long as it can weaken the plant over a prolonged period.


Haworthia cymbiformis


Common name: Cathedral Window Haworthia

USDA hardiness zone: 9b – 11

Haworthia cymbiformis is a drought-tolerant succulent with pale green fleshy leaves. The plant leaves form rosettes that are semi-translucent towards the leaf tips.

This plant grows well in bright indirect sunlight and bears partial shade. Typically, this Haworthia variety prefers warm weather but can survive cool winter (not under 40℉). Just keep the plant well drained with good succulent potting mix water carefully, and you can have it for years to come.


Haworthia cooperi


Common name: Cooperi Haworthia

USDA hardiness zone: 9 – 10

Haworthia cooperi is a stemless succulent forming fleshy, smooth and round-tipped leaves

Cooperi Haworthia is an easy-to-grow succulent that prefers bright filtered light and can thrive in partial shade. Too much sun causes green leaves to fade, while too much shade makes the plant leggy with less flowering, so the ideal temperature for Haworthia cooper is above 50℉.


Haworthia limifolia


Common name: Fairies washboard, file-leafed Haworthia

USDA hardiness zone: 9 – 11

Haworthia limifolia is one of the most decorative succulents that forms compact stemless rosettes singly or in groups. The leaves are triangular and marked with white ridges, strikingly contrasting with a dark green background.

The plant is not very demanding, and little care keeps it fresh and alive. It needs bright, indirect sunlight and warm temperatures for optimal growth. It can also withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50℉. Also, be cautious in watering and avoid making the leaves drenched to discourage rotting.


Haworthia retusa


Common name: Star cactus, Cushion aloe

USDA hardiness zone: 9 – 11

Haworthia rettusa is a tiny, low-maintenance succulent with a star-shaped rosette of thick triangular leaves. The fleshy leaves are lime green with a triangular translucent end area marked with longitudinal lines.

Caring for star cactus is easy as it is adapted to thrive in partial shade. Protect from direct sun rays on hot summer days; otherwise, it grows well in bright areas. The plant can tolerate temperatures as low as 30 to 50℉. Only water the plant if all moisture is gone, and change the watering frequency with changing weather.


Haworthia truncata


Common name: Horse’s teeth, Maughanii

USDA hardiness zone: 10 – 11

Haworthia truncata is a small succulent well known for its unique leaves structure. The leaves appear to be cut off from the top and are in a fan-like arrangement, making this Haworthia variety unique.

Typically, horse teeth plant prefers bright light, but you can also grow in light shade; even a little frost is bearable for the plant. The ideal temperature to grow horse teeth plants is from 75 to 90℉. Similarly, this succulent variety demands little more water in spring, summer and fall. Watering in winter must be reduced.


Haworthia coarctata


Common name: Crowded Haworthia

USDA hardiness zone: 9 – 11

Haworthia coarctata is a widely grown succulent for its compact and crowded leaves structures. The leaves are thick and triangular, with white stripes and a deep green tint.

This Haworthia variety grows well in full sun to partial shade and is not cold hardy. It goes dormant in summer and requires temperature to be around 75 to 90℉. Frequent watering is not required for this plant, and the soak-and-dry method works well to keep the plant hydrated at the right time.


Haworthia viscosa


Common name: Robust Haworthia

USDA hardiness zone: 9 – 11

Haworthia viscosa is an ornamental succulent with triangular leaves that can be variegated in pink, red, purple, yellow and orange.

You can keep it alive in dim light or partial shade. Just remember, direct sun can burn leaves and result in discoloration. In Spring and Summer, water deeply and wait for the next watering round unless the soil is completely dried. Similarly, from mid-summer to Early Spring, water every 2 months.


Haworthia koelmaniorum


Common name: Koelmaniorum Haworthiopsis

USDA hardiness zone: 9 - 11

Haworthia koelmaniorum looks like a dark red starfish for its leaves' color and pattern. It grows exceptionally well in bright light, but direct sunlight can shrink leaves. Optimally, the plant likes warmer temperatures in summer and cooler in winter, capable of withstanding temperatures as low as 30 to 50℉. You need to be careful in watering to avoid root rot.


2 thoughts on “Top 15 Popular Haworthia You Need to Have

Lisa Goodman

Please send me discounted plant please I have a home business selling Haworth thank you have a nice day Lisa:}

June 28, 2024 at 03:02am

My Haworthia plant has one tip that is now turning pinkish.
Can you tell me why?
Did I over water or over fetilize

January 29, 2024 at 17:52pm

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