Care Tips For Your Zebra Plant (Haworthia Fasciata)

Close up of Haworthia Attenuate

Zebra Plants are very easy to care for succulents that do well indoors. The scientific name for these guys is Haworthia Fasciata and they have quirky looking leaves with horizontal white stripes.

They commonly get confused with Haworthia Attenuate as they’re very similar in looks and maintenance. The Haworthia Attenuate have little bumps covering the leaves as apposed to the stripes on the Fasciata. We use both of these succulents a lot at PlantGirl because they’re low maintenance, great indoor plants and just look so cool!

Watering

Like most succulents, these plants like to be watered thoroughly but the roots must be allowed to dry out. They can usually survive off being watered once a fortnight. In winter it’s important not to over water your Zebra Plant – they will need much less in the colder weather. Just avoid getting the leaves wet because they are prone to rot.

Light and Sunshine

Placing your Zebra Plant somewhere where it can receive plenty of indirect sun or bright light is best.

If you notice that the leaves are beginning to turn red and curl up, this could be a sign of either too much sun or not enough water. White or yellow leaves are also an indication of too much sun.

Propagating

These plants will produce little offsets which you will notice growing out from the sides. When they are big enough you should simply be able to pull these out ensuring that there are roots attached. Allow them to dry out for a few days or until the ends callous and then plant them in some soil.

This plant is generally non-toxic to dogs and cats, making it an even better choice to send as a gift. Light up someone's day with a zebra plant or brighten up your own home with this quirky little succulent.


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