Haworthiopsis tessellata profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 09 2021

Haworthiopsis tessellata profile

Haworthiopsis tessellata gets its name from the texture of its leaves that resembles snakeskin. Haworthiopsis tessellata is stemless, fleshy leaves that radiate spirally and are arranged in rosettes.

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Haworthiopsis tessellata

Morphological characteristics of Haworthiopsis tessellata

Haworthiopsis tessellata is a succulent perennial. haworthiopsis tessellata has no stem, leaves dark green, the surface distribution of white warts, fleshy, was translucent: like sunshine, drought resistance. The suitable temperature for growth is 16-18℃, and Haworthiopsis tessellata likes fertilizer.

The fleshy leaves of Haworthiopsis tessellata are arranged in rosettes, caulless, 6-10cm in length, with 10-15 leaves. Leaves are 5cm, 2 -- 2.8cm wide at base, broadly ovate-triangular, apically apiculate, curved and spreading, fleshy, firm, dark green, abaxially reddish. Leaves of Haworthiopsis tessellata are flat, glabrous, transparent, with 5-7 vertical and short lines, a checkered pattern. The dorsum of the leaves is irregularly arranged with small colored verrucous processes, and the margin of the leaves has fine white teeth.

Haworthiopsis tessellata is acaulescent, fleshy leaves spiraling radiation, arranged in rosette, leaf thick and hard, egg cone triangular, apex acuminate, color dark green leaves, back slightly reddish brown, with irregular arrangement of small white warts, leaf margin inward volume, and small white teeth, abaxially flat, glabrous, with transparent or translucent, veins consist of several white green ordinate and dash, the leaf area divided into snakeskin sample grid markings.

Haworthiopsis tessellata is a soft-leaved succulent plant. Haworthiopsis tessellata has short stem, roselette growth at the bottom, short, thick leaves, triangular, dark green leaves, small serrated leaf margin, light green window lines on the leaves as one of the main characteristics. The "window" structure of the leaf mainly helps the plant to let in light, in order to facilitate photosynthesis. Pedicels of Haworthiopsis tessellata are slender and soft, can be moderately sheltering from the wind, avoid pedicels wilting.The flowers are white

The main values of Haworthiopsis tessellata

Haworthiopsis tessellata has horticulture and ornamental value. Leaves and checkered markings like snakeskin, very peculiar, for indoor small potted goods.

Haworthiopsis tessellata

Hworthiopsis tessellata growing environment

Hworthiopsis tessellata likes warm, dry and sunny environments, and is tolerant to cold, drought and semi-shade. Haworthiopsis tessellata is afraid of water dampness and strong light exposure, and is dormant at high temperature in summer. Full sunshine, ventilated environment, the leaves easily become reddish.

Hworthiopsis tessellata growing method

The suitable temperature for Haworthiopsis tessellata growth is 22-26 degrees, not less than 5 degrees in winter; With soil generally available foliage soil and coarse sand mixed soil, add a small amount of dry cow dung and bone meal; Growing period basin soil to keep slightly wet, midsummer dormant period to strictly control watering, the light is too strong to appropriate shade, winter to keep the basin  soil dry; Fertilization during the Haworthiopsis tessellata growing period is usually once a month; Haworthiopsis tessellata commonly used dividing and sowing reproduction, dividing can be carried out throughout the year, often in spring when the pot, the mother plant side of the meristem of the small plant is removed from the mother, direct pot, just pot watering should not be too much, so as not to affect the root recovery, sowing generally in spring indoor pot sowing, germination appropriate temperature is 18-21℃, 14-21℃ germination after sowing, seedling growth is slow.

Haworthiopsis tessellata