Haworthia attenuata | Also known as: Zebra Plant, Zebra haworthia Haworthia attenuata, Haworthia fasciata | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Zebra Plant - is it green with white stripes or white with green stripes?

A succulent, stemless evergreen perennial, Haworthia attenuata is an intriguing option when it comes to bringing some exotic greenery indoors. Commonly known as the Zebra Plant, it produces thick three-sided, pointed leaves with white bands across its normal dark green colour. Growing in dense clumps, the Zebra Plant can quickly spread to create numerous rosettes packed closely together. When mature, these rosettes will flower, producing long, thin stems, on which tiny green-white blossoms emerge in summer. Commonly potted and kept in greenhouses, conservatories or even offices, it requires bright filtered light, moderate watering and good ventilation, and grows best in cactus compost. In winter, water it rarely.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.13
Spread [m]
  • 0.13
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Variegated
Foliage in summer
  • Variegated
Foliage in Autumn
  • Variegated
Foliage in winter
  • Variegated
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
  • leaf cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Rosette
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z12-15
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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