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Haworthia retusa

Star Cactus

Haworthia

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A lovely succulent houseplant featuring fleshy, lime green triangular leaves with translucent tips; producing a long spike of small, white tubular flowers in the late spring; small in stature and slow growing, a perfect low maintenance tabletop accent

Description

A lovely succulent houseplant featuring fleshy, lime green triangular leaves with translucent tips; producing a long spike of small, white tubular flowers in the late spring; small in stature and slow growing, a perfect low maintenance tabletop accent

Landscape Attributes

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Star Cactus can be expected to grow to be only 3 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 inches (12 inches with the flowers)

6 inches

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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