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ha·wor·thi·a

 (hô-wûr′thē-ə, -thē-)
n.
Any of numerous succulent South African plants of the genus Haworthia, having thick fleshy leaves usually clustered in tight rosettes, and often cultivated as houseplants.

[New Latin Haworthia, genus name, after Adrian Hardy Haworth (1767-1833), British botanist.]
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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.