Haworthia Fasciata | Zebra Haworthia

The Haworthia Fasciata, otherwise known as the Zebra Haworthia or Zebra Cactus is characterized by stripes that resemble zebra stripes. This plant originated in South Africa.

Haworthia Fasciata Information

Botanical Name: Haworthia Fasciata, Haworthia Attenuata

Nicknames: Zebra Haworthia or Zebra Cactus

Origin: South Africa

Size: The size of Haworthia Fasciata varies from 4 inches to over 8 inches tall. 

Zebra Haworthia Plant Care

Here are tips for taking care of your Haworthia Fasciata.

Lighting Preferences

The Zebra Haworthia prefers very bright indirect or direct light.

Watering Your Zebra Haworthia

Allow the soil to dry between watering. Water soil evenly, but do not over water your plant. Learn more about over-watering plants HERE.

Fertilizer Preferences

Fertilize your Zebra Haworthia every month, April through September, but dilute the fertilizer to half strength

Temperature Preferences

The Zebra Haworthia prefers temperatures between  65° – 80°F.

Humidity Preferences

Zebra Haworthia prefers normal indoor humidity.

Soil Preferences

Zebra Haworthia does best in a well-draining cactus soil.

How to Propagate your Zebra Haworthia

Propagating the Zebra Haworthia is similar to that of succulents. One of the most common and effective ways to propagate the venus fly trap is by using plant cuttings. Learn more about propagating with plant cuttings HERE.

Potential Problems with the Zebra Haworthia

There are no additional problems to note regarding the Haworthia Fasciata. Like most houseplants, this plant is susceptible to root rot from overwatering. Learn more about root rot HERE and overwatering HERE.

Poison Information

The zebra haworthia is generally not considered poisonous. Read more about poison levels HERE.

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Euphorbia Lactea Crest | Coral Cactus

The Euphorbia Lactea Crest, otherwise known as the coral cactus is characterized by its resemblance to coral found underwater. This plant originated in Asia.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Euphorbia Lactea Crest ‘Cristata’

Nicknames: Coral Cactus, Crested Candelabra plant, Crested Euphorbia, Crested Elkhorn

Origin: Africa

Size: This plant can grow to be between 9 and 15 inches tall.

Euphorbia Lactea Crest 'Cristata' | Coral Cactus

Plant Care

Lighting: Coral Cactus thrives in partial sunlight. They do well in shade with high temperatures.

Watering: Do not overwater this plant. Before watering, check through drainage holes whether or not the roots are dry. If the , are dry, give this plant a little bit of water.

Fertilizing: Feed once each season, excluding winter, with a cactus fertilizer.

Temperature: This succulent thrives in warm sunny environments in temperatures no less than 60°F.

Humidity: Average humidity with good airflow.

Soil: The coral cactus does well in a light, well-draining cactus soil. Re-pot only when necessary (for example, if the plant is root bound).

Pruning: No pruning required.

Propagation: Propagate using cuttings which have dried for several weeks before being placed in soil. Mist with water daily once in soil.

Potential Problems: These plants are likely to die off if over-watered.

Pests: Mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites

Disease: Powdery mildew,  root rot & fungal rots

Poison Information: Coral Cactus is a level 4 poisonous plant. This plant is toxic to most pets.

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Senecio Rowleyanus | String of Pearls

The Senecio Rowleyanus, otherwise known as the string of pearls is characterized by its small pearl-shaped leaves strung on a trailing vine. These plants originated in Africa.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Senecio Rowleyanus

Nicknames: String of Pearls

Origin: Southwest Africa

Size: The Senecio Rowleyanus plant can grow trailing stems as long as 2 to 3 feet.

Plant Care

Lighting: The string of pearls plant thrives in bright indirect sunlight with some direct light.

Watering: Keep this plant’s soil moist, avoid allowing the soil to be too dry, but allow the soil to dry between waterings. Do not overwater. Watering can be cut back during the winter season.

Fertilizing: Feed Senecio Rowleyanus every week during spring, summer, and fall with a liquid fertilizer half diluted.

Temperature: This plant prefers temperatures of 70-80°F during spring, summer, and fall and 55-60°F during the winter.

Humidity: Senecio Rowleyanus thrives in average to low humidity.

Soil: The string of pearls does well with succulent and cactus soil.

Propagation: Use 4-inch stem cuttings placed in moist soil to propagate Senecio Rowleyanus.

Poison Information: Senecio Rowleyanus is a level 4 poisonous plant that is particularly poisonous for dogs and other house pets.

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Sansevieria Trifasciata | Snake Plant

The Sansevieria Trifasciata, otherwise known as the snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue plant is characterized by thick tall tongue-like leaves with varying patterns. This plant is incredibly easy to care for and incredibly difficult to kill. These plants originated in South Africa.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata

Nicknames: Snake Plant, Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Origin: South Africa

Size: The Sansevieria Trifasciata can grow to be as tall as 4 feet tall.

Plant Care

Lighting: The snake plant can thrive in nearly any lighting. They grow fast and taller in brighter light.

Watering: The snake plant does well when neglected and is nearly impossible to kill. Allow the soil to dry completely before watering the Sansevieria Trifasciata as over-watering is the main way these plants die.

Fertilizing: Feed Sansevieria monthly while it is actively growing. Feed with a Cactus Plant food that is half diluted. Do not use a fertilizer that contains nitrates.

Temperature: Between 60°-85.° F.

Humidity: The snake plant does well in low humidity.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting soil, add sand for better drainage.

Propagation: Use plant division or leaf cuttings.

Potential Problems: The snake plant is not affected by house pests or disease.

Poison Information: Plant not very poisonous, level 1 toxicity.


Aloe Vera Plant

Plant Information

The Aloe Vera Plant, or Aloe Barbadensis, is characterized by thick leaves that feature a spiky texture. This plant’s leaves are often used for medicinal purposes as the sap can be used to treat burns. These plants originated in North Africa

Botanical Name: Aloe Vera, Aloe Barbadensis

Origin: North Africa

Size: 1 – 2 ft

Plant Care

Lighting: Aloe vera plant prefers bright indirect light

Watering: Allow soil to dry between watering. Be sure to water well and evenly.

Fertilizing: Use 10/40/10 plant food monthly, dilute fertilizer to half strength.

Temperature: Aloe Vera prefers temperatures between 65°-85° F. Aloe does not do well in temperatures less than 40°F.

Humidity: This play prefers low humidity

Soil: Aloe plants prefer well-aerated loose soil with sand.

Pruning: Aloe Vera rarely requires pruning

Propagation: Use offsets or suckers.

Potential Problems: Has few pest and disease problems. Overwatering can cause root rot.

Poison Information: Plant sap often used for medicinal purposes, other parts can be poisonous, Level 1.