How to grow Haworthia truncata Schonland

Written by Maggie

Jan 26 2021

How to grow Haworthia truncata Schonland

How does the Haworthia truncata Schonland, one of the most valuable of the succulents, be kept with the scalloped tip of the plant as if it had been cut in half? To begin with, watering, lighting, temperature, fertilizing, and changing the basin, these five points will surely make the Haworthia Truncata Schonland grow rapidly.

Haworthia Truncata Schonland

Haworthia Truncata Schonland Care

1. Water properly

The root of the haworthia truncata Schonland is a fleshy root capable of storing a large amount of water and nutrients, which means that it is drought-tolerant and waterlogged. The principle of watering it is "dry and well watered". Water once a week in spring and autumn. Water can be poured 2 ~ 3 times a week in the summer high temperature season. In winter, as long as the soil is moist and watered once a month is no problem.

2. The light 

Truncata Schonland of Haworthia does not need much sunlight for its growth, and it is usually appropriate to place it in places where sunlight scatters adequately. Especially in the summer, it needs to be properly shaded. In winter, you can receive 3 to 5 hours of direct sunlight every day. If there is insufficient sunlight, the Haworthia Truncata Schonland will grow and grow, affecting its ornamental value.

3. Control the temperature

The temperature suitable for the growth of Truncata Schonland of Haworthia ranges from 12 ℃ to 32℃, and if the temperature exceeds 32℃, it will enter into dormanence and stop growing. Dormancy also occurs if the temperature falls below 12℃. During the dormant period of Truncata Schonland of Haworthia, it is necessary to reduce the amount of watering, or even not water at all, to avoid root rot.

4. Apply fertilizer rationally

Succulents don't really need much fertilizer because they have a great store of nutrients themselves. To fertilize Truncata Schonland of Haworthia, it is better to use thin fertilizer frequently, once every half a month, and to buy fleshy love fertilizer from flower shops. This kind of fertilizer is relatively expensive, so don't use other fertilizers randomly.

5. Replace pots and trim roots

Generally speaking, it is necessary to replace the basin-soil of the jade fan every two years. After two years, the soil will become more solid, and the nutrients in it will be absorbed by the Haworthia Truncata Schonland almost as much. Use a larger pot with more fertile, loose soil. The root rot in the root system can be pruned during the basin-changing process, so that the Haworthia Truncata Schonland can better absorb nutrients. 

Haworthia Truncata Schonland

Trunccata Schonland of Haworthia Propagation 

1. Sow and reproduce

The method of truncata Schonland seeding and propagation of Haworthia is cumbersome and time-consuming, and is not recommended here. Seeds of truncata Schonland of Haworthia were sown on an appropriate seedbed and then covered with a thin film, which acted as a heat and moisture barrier and promoted germination, generally in about 7 to 10 days.

2. Leaf insertion and propagation

At the base of the plant of Truncata Schonland of Haworthia, a robust, semi-lignified leaf was selected and placed in a cool, well-ventilated place to dry the wound. It is then inserted into a matrix of sandy soil mixed with perlite, which only needs to be slightly moist. It is then cured at a temperature of 20 ~ 25℃ and rooted approximately 3 ~ 4 weeks later.

3. Root insertion and propagation

Root insertion is suitable for basin-changing and a robust root system can be removed from the base of the parent plant of the Haworthia Truncata Schonland. Then it is buried in the soil in the upper end of the surface of the soil exposed about a centimeter. After a while, new buds will sprout on the top of the root system, and then new jade fan plants will grow.

4. Plant separation and propagation

The plant separation method is also more suitable for the basin. The young specimens of Truncata Schonland of Haworthia can be removed and placed in a cool, well-ventilated place to dry the wound before planting. After planting, you can adapt to the environment and grow normally within a week.

Haworthia Truncata Schonland

Common pest and disease control of Truncata Schonland Haworthia

Insects and diseases of Truncata Schonland of Haworthia are rare, and the common infestation is a few bites from some starworms. Basically in daily maintenance it will not encounter pests and diseases. The most vulnerable damage is due to rotten roots and leaves resulting from improper watering, and the need to avoid the accumulation of water in the leaves of the Haworthia Truncata Schonland during watering.

To protect against pests and diseases, use chili or garlic water. Watering the potted soil of the Haworthia Truncata Schonland once a month was effective in preventing the invasion of pests, and also improved the immunity of the plants of the Haworthia Truncata Schonland.