Scientific: Haworthiopsis turgida (formerly Haworthia turgida)
Common: no common name
Family: Asphodelaceae (formerly Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Western Cape Province of South Africa

Pronounciation: Ha-wor-thee-OP-sis tur-GI-da

Hardiness zones
Sunset
12-24
USDA 9 (needs cold protection)-11

Landscape Use: Nice container plant for up close display on patios and front entryways, rock garden display plant, botanical collections, indoor house window plant.

Form & Character: Small, smooth, succulent, refined, glassy, delicate, subtle.

Growth Habit: Densely branched, rosetting and clumping succulent to 4 inches tall with equal to greater spread.

Foliage/texture: Small, succulent dull green, glassy leaves tapering to a dull point, leaves on adaxial surface with subtle markings, 2 inches in length; medium texture.

Flowers & fruits: Multiple small white flowers in spring borne on elongated 8 to 14 inches long stalks called keels; fruit inconspicuous.

Seasonal color: Subtle flower colors in spring.

Temperature: Tolerant.

Light: Eastern morning sun only, otherwise shade.

Soil: Use a coarse well-drained substrate if growing in a container, otherwise well-drained soil.

Watering: Infrequent but regular water needed.

Pruning: None except to remove spent flower stalks in mid-summer.

Propagation: Division of offsets in a clump.

Disease and pests: None

Additional comments: Haworthiopsis turgida is a great container or rock garden display plant that does surprisingly well in Phoenix outdoors in protected locations.

Common Haworthiopsis turgida varieties include suberecta and longibracteata.

Haworthiopsis plants are just way too cool!