Haworthiopsis attenuata 'Enon'
Haworthiopsis attenuata f. tanba
Haworthiopsis attenuata f. tanba, also known as Haworthiopsis attenuata 'Enon' or Haworthia tanba, is a dwarf succulent that forms…
Haworthiopsis (Haworthia) attenuata
Haworthiopsis attenuata “Big Band”
Bright to sunny such as semi-shade locations are ideal, preferably with morning, evening and winter sun. The hot summer sun is tolerated after getting used to it, but is not necessary to grow the Zebra Haworthia. In the wild, this plant can be found under bushes or between tall grasses.
Haworthiopsis attenuata “Variegata”
Haworthiopsis attenuata can be grown in standard succulent mixes or pure pumice. It also grows well in pure pumice gravel.
If you have a tendency to over water, it is better to use a permeable mix with at least 50 % mineral content such as pumice gravel.
Haworthiopsis attenuata “Enon”
Haworthiopsis attenuata does not tolerate wet feet. The soil must be allowed to dry between waterings.
During the growing season, from spring to autumn, it can be deep watered. With the exception of the hot summer weeks from mid-July to mid-August with temperature above 30 °C (86 °F). Then and in winter it needs to be watered sparingly and sloppily.
When in active growth (from spring to fall with exception of the hot summer weeks) with standard or organic liquid fertilizer (every 4th to 8th week).
New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
The Zebra-Haworthia after the purchase (left) and 3 years later (right). During this time it was fed only twice with organic liquid fertilizer.
The Zebra Haworthia can be grown warm the year round. A temperate winter rest period at 10 to 15 °C (50 to 59 °F) will be tolerated. Minimum temperature is 5 °C (41 °F).
The propagation by breaking off side shoots is quite simple. It is also possible to grow the Haworthiopsis attenuata from seeds.
Haworthiopsis attenuata (syn. Haworthia attenuata)
Zebra Haworthia, Zebra Plant
Xanthorrhoeaceae, Asphodeloideae subfamily
Haworthiopsis (Haworthia) fasciata
The leaf faces of Haworthiopsis fasciata are smooth.
The plants offered in garden centres and nurseries as Haworthiopsis (Haworthia) fasciata are mostly Haworthiopsis attenuata. The plant care for both species is the same.
H. attenuata has tuberculate upper leaf faces and those of H. fasciata it are smooth. Another difference is that the leaves of H. fasciata are fibrous.
Haworthiopsis attenuata (left) and H. fasciata (right)
Haworthiopsis attenuata f. tanba f/ Enon: An easy grower that makes an adorable house plant. This miniature cultivar has firm, green leaves speckled with raised white dots. It can vary between green and yellow tones depending on how much sunlight it gets. It is a slow grower, but can eventually stack up about 3.0" of leaves.
Haworthia are able to tolerate low, indoor light, making them excellent houseplants, even for beginners. They are particularly easy to grow and rarely affected by common succulent pests and diseases. Strong, drought-tolerant roots will grow if they have great drainage and infrequent water. Pick deep containers with drainage holes and a gritty, well-draining soil that is 50% to 70% mineral grit (coarse sand, pumice, or perlite). Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole and allow the soil to completely dry before watering again.
This genus tolerates high heat by slowing down and eventually going dormant in the peak of summer. This means that, unlike other succulents, it is important not to over-water or fertilize during summer dormancy and water a bit more frequently in the winter growing season. Haworthia are slow growers and tend to stay small in pots, but they will produce new offsets in clumps around their bases. These offsets can be left to develop into a dense clump or pulled off and transplanted.
|Family:||Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)|
|Species:||attenuata (at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh) (Info)|
Average Water Needs Water regularly do not overwater
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Where to Grow:
Soil pH requirements:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant break open to collect seeds
Seed does not store well sow as soon as possible
This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:
Los Angeles, California(2 reports)
Vista, California(9 reports)
On Jan 24, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:
Central Phoenix -- Haworthia attenuata is one of the mainstay Haworthias in my garden. I grow it in both pots and in the ground. It spreads steadily, but not rapidly, with 20 year old clumps being a foot in diameter. The clumps in light shade grow faster than those in deep shade. New plants are easily obtained by breaking off pups. My plants generally get light water, about once a month, although one pot in deep shade is probably watered only half dozen times a year. H. attenuata is frost hardy and mine has weathered night temperatures down into the low 20s without cover. Curve-billed thrashers have dug into the roots of H. attenuata, but have never torn it out completely or ripped up the leaves as they do with some Haworthias.
On May 11, 2011, nmcnear from Novato, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
This plant grows very well outdoors in the San Francisco Bay Area, handling our brief dips into the upper 20s during winter with no damage damage at all. Care is minimal - I simply water these plants a few times during the summer when the weather is particularly dessicating, and repot them every two to three years. During the fall, winter, and spring, they get all the water they need from rain - be sure to use quick-draining soil so they don't become waterlogged! I grow my mine on an east-facing deck with overhead protection - the plants get direct sunlight from sunrise to about 2:00 pm, then bright shade after that. They get sunburned in full sun, but might be able to adapt over time in some areas.
On Apr 12, 2011, Spill from Mesa, AZ wrote:
Still having difficulty differentiating between "fasciata" and "attenuata," but they are one tough little plant. Any observations on why some have dried out tips?
On Feb 13, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
The amount of sunlight it can withstand without scorching depends upon the how hot it becomes in the summer in the locale in which it is planted. It will have more color if it receives more light. During the spring in the warmer Hardiness Zones, it may be able to take full sun until the heat arrives at the end of spring. In an area that has hot afternoon sun, it may be able to take full morning sun, but requires afternoon shade or afternoon light shade. There really isn't a detail in the list above to select that really spells this out. Also, if it is a species that is dormant in the winter, it requires very little water (maybe even none) duriing the cold months.
Anyone not familiar with its cultivation (which I wasn't until a week ago) needs to research information on gr. read more owing and/or propagating techniques because a haworthia requires special care that is too detailed to list here. There are many sites that give great detailed information. Just search for "haworthia cultivation". Once one knows about its growing habits and requirements, most haworthia are easy to grow.
On Aug 10, 2004, MNEVEN from New Port Richey, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
I have a Haworthia for many years and its looks weak. The room I had it in up north had bright light, and it always look beautiful. In FL, I have it in my bedroom where the light is lower in the afternoon and the room is white. The light suggestions in this database is "light shade". I disagree.
On Dec 19, 2003, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:
I got mine in very severe distress.
The pot had a VERY small drainage hole and it was well on the way to total rot.
As a last resort I tore out the rotted center and repotted.
I then placed it in filtered sun and didn't water for weeks.
Surprisingly, 3 months later, the plant has not only revived but the center regrew and divided. Also 5 pups have now started.
A truly tough plant!
This plant is really pretty and easy (so far) to care for. I recently repotted mine though and found it has root rot. How is it meant to be cared for? How can I ease it out of root rot? Help? How should it be potted? Watering habits? Whatnot? It's quite neat!
Please help me: [email protected]
On Sep 19, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:
Haworthia attenuata multiplies prolifically by offsetting. The offsets can be pulled off and planted/potted seperately or left to form a large clump. In shade the body color will remain mostly green, while full sun will darken it and give it red/brown body color. Can be sunburned if moved from shade/greenhouse into full sun too quickly.
Tubercles are "spotted" on the upper surface of the leaves. The lower surface of the leaves have transverse bands of tubercles. Flowers are white w/green keels.
This is not the same Haworthia as the "Zebra Haworthia" which has smooth upper surfaces to its leaves.
On Aug 25, 2003, jen_nate from Saint Marys, PA wrote:
This plant is interesting because it's like a Cactus and Aloe together. I'm not sure why the tips of mine turn brown or yellowish, other ones that I know of did this and then dissappeared. Maybe it's too hot for it in the window and it doesn't need such direct light.
Does well potted outside in zones 9-10. Can be ever blooming if you snip off each bloom when it dies. I see two different colors listed for this plant. I have only owned the yellow blossomed one. Bring indoors when temps. drop below 70 degrees.
On Nov 27, 2001, tiredwabbit from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
Most succulents do not need to be watered like your average houseplant. If you water or over water these succulents to much they will most likely wind up with root rot. So be very careful not to let them sit in any excess water and do not water again until dry!
On Aug 23, 2001, euphorbrom from New Orleans, LA (Zone 9A) wrote:
Very easy, and common. Offsets appear at the base leave them atttached to form a cluster, or wait until they are 1/3 the size of the parent and then detach and plant. Native to South Africa and a distant relative of aloes.