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Haworthiopsis File Leafed in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Haworthiopsis limifolia syn. Haworthia limifolia

 

Haworthiopsis 'File Leafed'

This plant has recently changed to alternative genus Haworthiopsis (previously Haworthia). Haworthiopsis generally resemble miniature aloes, except in their flowers. They are popular garden and container plants. The plants can grow solitary or can be clump-forming. Their flowers are small, white and very similar between species. But their leaves show wide variations. The species limifolia has flattened green leaves, heavily banded with fine white stripes. It forms large rosettes. They are relatively fast-growing plants that offsets freely to form small clusters quickly.

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plant Features
  • Haworthiopsis File Leafed likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Haworthiopsis File Leafed likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Haworthiopsis File Leafed is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Haworthiopsis File Leafed likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Haworthiopsis 'File Leafed'

Latin name

Haworthiopsis limifolia syn. Haworthia limifolia

type

Succulent

family

Asphodelaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Haworthiopsis File Leafed likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Haworthiopsis File Leafed is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Haworthiopsis File Leafed likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Haworthiopsis File Leafed likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Haworthiopsis File Leafed is 0.30meters x 0.20meters 0.30 M 0.20 M

Haworthiopsis limifolia syn. Haworthia limifolia

This plant has recently changed to alternative genus Haworthiopsis (previously Haworthia). Haworthiopsis generally resemble miniature aloes, except in their flowers. They are popular garden and container plants. The plants can grow solitary or can be clump-forming. Their flowers are small, white and very similar between species. But their leaves show wide variations. The species limifolia has flattened green leaves, heavily banded with fine white stripes. It forms large rosettes. They are relatively fast-growing plants that offsets freely to form small clusters quickly.


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Mid Summer

Limifolia will produce flowers, usually a few weeks after the "longest day" of the year, i.e. in Summer. However the flowers aren't very exciting, although because Haworthia is a very slow plant not much happens visually during the year therefore the flowering period can be a welcome treat to show that your plant is actually "alive". Inflorescence: to 35 cm. Flowers: 15-20, slender. Tepals tips revolute. The flower's Structure, colour and fruits are typical of the genus.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

When you re-pot your Haworthia you can separate the offsets from the parent. Use a sharp knife and cut as close to the parent plant as possible, ensure the offset has some roots. Wait a day for the offset to dry slightly then pot up in a small container using a standard potting or cactus compost mix. Water and keep warm.

 

Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Mid Summer

Haworthia and Haworthiopsis will produce flowers, usually a few weeks after the "longest day" of the year, i.e. in Summer. However the flowers aren't very exciting, although because Haworthia and Haworthiopsis are very slow and compact plant not much happens visually during the year therefore the flowering period can be a welcome treat to show that your plant is actually "alive".

 

Planting Young Plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

When you re-pot your Haworthia or Haworthiopsis you can separate the offsets from the parent. Use a sharp knife and cut as close to the parent plant as possible, ensure the offset has some roots. Wait a day for the offset to dry slightly then pot up in a small container using a standard potting or cactus compost mix. Water and keep warm.

 
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