How to care for these guys

cghpndApril 3, 2013

Hey yall, I have 2 Haworthia Aloesand a small craft cactus that i bought from Home depot.

How should I care for them ? What I have been reading in other places are giving me mixed messages. I have read they love water, they hate water, etc.

How big do these guys get?
When/if i should repot them ?

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Pictures would give us a fighting chance of answering your question.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Sorry, thought there was a picture included. I'm still trying to figure out how to use this site.

I just noticed some new growth on both of them and also a brown tip on a few of the smaller leaves. Is that what they are called, leaves?

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 8:50PM
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Also how big do the haworthias get? Out of no where my liking for plants emerged and I have been buying plants left and right. =/

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 7:21AM
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Many Haworthias are compact plants, suitable for a small collection, and tolerating partial shade. They are often seen below the staging in glasshouses, but may not develop their full colour in such a position. Their growing season tends to be during the winter months and roots are often lost during summer months. Watering at the wrong time of year may kill the plant, so some sensitivity to the active growing cycle is required. Haworthias produce spikes of small white tubular flowers, but are generally grown for their decorative leaf markings and architectural forms. Occasional watering with systemic insecticides based on Imidacloprid will keep the plants free of mealy bugs, their main pest. Credit goes to The Haworthia page.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 9:22AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Hi Cgh, welcome to Gardenweb! I love how you named them, good luck!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 11:26AM
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Thanks for the response.
What does the "roots get lost" mean?

Thanks Purple! My boys "insisted" lol.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 8:07PM
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