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Haworthia Emelyae var. major

Submitted by Maria Capaldo.

Haworthia emelyae var. major
Haworthia emelyae var. major
Haworthia emelyae var. major
Haworthia emelyae var. major

Members are given one of these at the start of the year. We are to look after it and bring it back at the December 2024 meeting (the annual Holiday Lunch) for comparison. Judging and a small prize may be involved.

Scientific NameHaworthia Emelyae var. major

Family:  Asphodelaceae

Author: M.B.Bayer(1997)

Place of Origin: Cape Province (Ladismith District), South Africa.

Description: Haworthia emelyae var. major is a small winter-growing succulent that forms a stemless, usually solitary rosette of thick fleshy leaves with numerous concolorous [uniform in color] tubercles tipped with white teeth. The rosette grows up to 3.4 inches (8.5 cm) in diameter. Leaves are dark green and translucent with 3-to-7 greenish-white lines. Flowers are white suffused green, with brownish-green lines, and appear spirally arranged in up to 3.4 inches (8.5 cm) long raceme from spring to fall.

Care: Haworthia Emelyae var. major can be grown indoors (windowsill for light) or outdoors. Bright filtered sunlight is preferred but avoid harsh midday sun.  Grow in a deep pot with well-draining soil. Water when dry and avoid soaking in water, water lightly when cold. It can tolerate temperatures to 30°F (-1°C).  Propagation is by offsets, leaves, or seeds.

Also see the SCCSS Annual Plant List

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