On-trend plants include Haworthia
, Echeveria, Crassula, Euphorbia, Pincushion cacti (Mammillaria) and Aloe.
Other cases with stronger monosymmetry are: Sprekelia (Amaryllidaceae), in which, in addition to mere curvature, the perianth is conspicuously monosymmetric (Vochting, 1886); Haworthia
and Chortolirion (Asphodelaceae) with bilabiate perianth (Smith & Van Wyk, 1998); Daubenya with three enlarged petals in basal flowers of the inflorescence, and Lachenalia (Hyacinthaceae) with a bilabiate perianth (Speta, 1998); Melasphaerula, Sparaxis, Chasmanthe and perhaps other Iridaceae-Ixioideae with bilabiate or otherwise monosymmetric perianth (Vogel, 1954; Goldblatt et al.
Traditional healers in Durban area of South Africa use the plant Haworthia
limifolia Marloth (Asphodelaceae) as a blood purifier and for treatment of coughs, skin rashes, sun burns, and burns (Coopoosamy and Naidoo, 2012).
1995, "Establishment of Aloe, Gasteria, and Haworthia
shoot cultures from inflorescence explants", Hort Science.
Will present Tom Glavich's program about succulents of the genus Haworthia
, 7 p.
Pick up exotic plant presents or adopt something sculptural for yourself: succulents in bonsai dishes ($20-$40) or your very own potted Haworthia
or red-tipped jade.
Asparagales Iridaceae Aristeoideae Aristea Nivenioideae Klattia Nivenia Schizostylis Witsenia Xanthorrhoeaceae Xanthorrhoeoideae Xanthorrhoea Asphodeloideae Aloe Gasteria Haworthia
Trachyandra Asparagaceae Aphyllanthoideae Aphyllanthes Agavoideae Agave Beaucarnea Calibanus Chlorophytum Dasylirion Dracaena Furcraea Hesperaloe Hesperoyucca Nolina Pleomele Thysanotus Yucca Lomandroideae Cordyline Lomandra
I included a Mammilaria (I like their fluffy appearance plus they flower easily) and a Haworthia
fasciata 'Big Band' with its elegant, sharply pointed patterned leaves in a rosette.
In the desert, gasteria, haworthia
, and agaves are better choices.
WITH its long, striped, pointed, green and white, fleshy leaves clustered in a tight rosette, Haworthia
affenuata looks like a cross between a sea urchin and a zebra.
Then there are the Gasterias and the Haworthias
, which, with their interesting growth forms, and leaf forms and markings provide attractive additions to any succulent collection.