Haworthia ID

plantomaniac08(8)May 13, 2014

I realize this is probably a pretty common one and I'll later slap myself silly for not recognizing it.

TIA for the ID.

Planto

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Looks to me like tassellata .. Beautiful plant!

Here is a link that might be useful: Possibly this

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 12:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Yes, I was going to add venosa to the name & I see that's on the name of the attached pic.

Great, easy care Haworthia. Was an early favorite of mine 'cause of the cool patterns on the leaves (& also 'cause short of overwatering it, this plant is almost indestructible).

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 1:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

It's on my wish list. :-) My son had one, had being the key word. lol..

JoJo

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 1:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantomaniac08(8)

JoJo & PG,
Tyvm! Hopefully it proves indestructable for me as well.

Planto

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Your Welcome! And yes, hopefully it does!
It was one of his first plants and he was only 13. ;-) He does very well with them now and loves them all as much as me.

JoJo

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantomaniac08(8)

JoJo,
I remember you mentioning at one point that you and your son share the hobby of growing C&S. How is your Echinocereus rigidissimus v. rubispinus ('Rainbow Hedgehog') doing? I remember how tall it was and thoese beautiful flowers!

Planto

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Hi Planto,
Yes, you do remember. :-) Thank you! He is still as interested as he was but we haven't had much $$ to get out shopping.. so the first day of summer break (Next friday) we are getting together with my mom and hitting a nursery! :-)

My Rainbow is not happy right now and I'm hoping we can save her. She bloomed all out last year with 7 at once!! and then slowly fell over. Seemed soft at the base, so I feared rot.. so we took it out of the container that it had been in for 5 yrs! Then I didn't get it put in the ground right away.. so it shriveled a lot. :-/ It is in the ground now.. And I hope we can save it! We've had her about 7 yrs now. only 3 small blooms this season, just a few days ago.

I will try and upload a few pics here a little later today.

JoJo

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 5:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Sorry to ask, but what's a Rainbow (plantwise)?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 6:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Hi Karen...
The plants real name is "Echinocereus rigidissimus v. rubispinus"
And the common name or nic names are

Arizona Rainbow hedgehog.
Rainbow Cactus and Arizona Rainbow cactus are the most common.

Here is a link that might be useful: Arizona Rainbow

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 6:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantomaniac08(8)

JoJo,
I understand being on a limited budget. I hope you and your son (and your Mom!) find something new and exciting.

I'm sorry to hear that your Rainbow isn't doing too well. I have read that they are more susceptible to rot and thus a little harder for some people to care for (I read somewhere that if the humidity is high, don't water... how interesting). But, you've had it this long and she has recently bloomed, I hope that she makes it! I look forward to your pictures.

I hope you don't mind me sharing a picture of my Rainbow. I found it at Lowes last month. I had one previously, but it didn't make it last year with all the summer rain we had (I lost most of my cacti last year).

Planto

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 7:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Beautiful !! No I don't mind, I love seeing what others have. :-)

I love the soft pinks of this cactus!

I've read the same on her care. But this is Arizona, low humidity. It does get up during monsoon season.. but like you said, I've had her a long time and always in the same spot. I would move it in the winter up to the patio during hard freezes and heavy rain.

I think it may have gotten a little soft from under watering and flopped over due to being so tall and heavy.

It's in the ground now..so we'll see how it does. I'm hoping too! We've had it a long time.

I'm sorry to hear you lost most of yours. It's heartbreaking I know! We lost 90 % of ours in winter of 2012. :-/ A lot of hard freezes that winter.

I know we will find plenty.. we have several huge cactus nurseries here! Need to make up our minds where to go.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 7:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

found a few pictures of her from past ..
This was spring/May of 2012

You can see in this pic she was already starting to look odd at the base, I just think it got too big.

I will figure out how to get her current one here from my phone after I get dinner. lol..

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 8:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Can't figure out how to get all 3 in one post.. Old lap top.. that may be why or old me. lol...

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 8:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantomaniac08(8)

JoJo,
Thanks. I also love seeing what others have and enjoy showing off what little I have lol.

Yours is definitely more red than mine. I'm not 100% sure that mine is v. rubispinus. It was grown by Cactus Collection and their website says v. rubispinus, but mine doesn't quite have as much red/magenta as some pictures I've seen of v. rubispinus. Maybe it's just Echinocereus rigidissimus (which pictures I've found online look more like mine, only showing the reddish/magenta hue on the upper portion of the plant). *shrugs*

I failed to notice you're in AZ. Little humidity there to speak of lol. Where I'm at, it's humid most of the time, so I have to be careful apparently. That and the rain...

I'm sorry to hear you lost so many in 2012, I can only imagine what beauties you lost. :(

I'm jealous of you and all your cactus nurseries, haha.

We have three Lowes, but the selection is pretty much the same at each one and they only get two shipments of C&S a year. Better to look right when they get them or else you might miss out on something unique.

I just love those flowers, the color is almost... fake (not a color I've seen on any other cactus). The base does look smaller than the rest of the cactus. Must be really happy to have grown so thick!

I really hope it makes it, to have had something for that long and lose it, I cannot imagine. Please let me know how she's doing in a couple of months.

Planto

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 8:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Planto , here is her picture from 2 weeks ago. It is actually leaning on the rock because it has a curve to it from when it fell over. I hope it makes it. Time will tell.

JoJo

This post was edited by jojosplants on Thu, May 15, 14 at 23:23

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 11:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantomaniac08(8)

Oh wow, its gotten so tall! I hope it makes it too. Does it feel soft at all at the base?

Planto

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 11:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Not soft that I can tell. I haven't tried checking with a blunt object, just by feel, but it does poke a little.. so can't squeeze too much. But best I can tell it's ok.
Yes, it got to be 11" tall!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 11:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
chicagardens

wow! amazing

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 7:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantomaniac08(8)

Jojo,
Well, that sounds like a good sign. Keep us updated on its progress. :)

Planto

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 9:32PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What is the name of this succulent?
I'm interested in knowing the names of my plants. I...
frugal_gardening
A lot of good info about Crassulaceae
...is to be found here http://www.crassulaceae.ch/ on...
hablu
Echeveria - how long from bloom to death?
My Echeveria pulidonis are flowering. Very lovely...
kwie2011
Alex's Succulents Masterpost
Hey everyone! Hope this won't be too much of a bother;...
Alex
daves10z7annv
Sponsored Products
Lily White Textured Dupioni Silk Single Panel Curtain, 50 X 96
$162.95 | Bellacor
Stelton Cylinda Tea Pot
$369.00 | Viesso
Minka Lavery | Gyro Wet Fan
YLiving.com
Copper Envelope Wall Mailbox
Grandin Road
Cherner Armchair
Design Within Reach
Geneva Sound System Small Wireless - Model S HiFi Bluetooth - Geneva Lab
$299.95 | HORNE
Fireclay Butler Large 29.5-inch Kitchen Sink
Overstock.com
Lummo Oliver White and Nickel Adjustable Table Lamp
Euro Style Lighting
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™