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 (hô-wûr′thē-ə, -thē-)
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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Zong Li Huang, Haworthia breeder from Taiwan, will also join the show.
Indoors, you can experiment with echeveria and haworthia, while outdoors, you can use succulent alpine plants such as sedum or sempervivum.
Aloe, Crown of Thorns, Zebra Haworthia, various cacti and Snake Plants can be neglected and they will forgive you for it.
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., 1998); Conanthera, Cyanella, Tecophilaea (Tecophilaeaceae) with strongly monosymmetric androecium (Simpson & Rudall, 1998).
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).
[19] Richwine, A.M., Tipton, J.L., and Thompson, A.., 1995, "Establishment of Aloe, Gasteria, and Haworthia shoot cultures from inflorescence explants", Hort Science., 30(7) , pp.1443-1444.
Garden designer Brandon Scott Peterson says he opened the Palm Room, a garden-design studio and plant gallery, in Ballard because he saw the brick-fronted neighborhood as "a clean slate waiting to happen." 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 The above listing is not as simple as it may seem.
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.