Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia

Bill's Haworthias and Other Plants.


 

About Haworthias

Family: Asphodelaceae

Related Plants: Aloe, Gasteria, Knophia, Poellnitzia and Astroloba

No of Species:  61 (divided in 3 subgenus), 169 subspecies, varieties and forma per Bayer 1999.

A genus of small flowering plants endemic to South Africa. 

More

             

About Astroloba

Family: Asphodelaceae

Closely Related Plants: Aloe, Gasteria, Knophia, Poellnitzia and Haworthia

No of Species: 7

Named for the star shaped lobes on the flowers. Endemic to South Africa

More

             

About Gasteria

Family: Asphodelaceae

Closely Related Plants: Aloe, Haworthia, Knophia, Poellnitzia and Astroloba

No of Species: 19, 39 varieties

Endemic to South Africa. Gasteria are named for the stomach like flowers.

More

             

About Poellnitzia

Family: Asphodelaceae

Closely Related Plants: Aloe, Gasteria, Haworthia, Knophia and Astroloba

No of Species: 1, Poellnitzia rubriflora

A single species genus, named after Joseph Karl von Poellnitz, a German botanist.

More

             

General Tips on Cultivation

Based on my experiences growing in North Wales an area of moderate temperatures, relatively mild winters and high rainfall. In the main I use the same methods for all three genus. It is important to bear in mind every greenhouse creates it's own micro-climate influenced but the type, size, location, ventilation, heating, layout and number and types plants therefore what works for me may not be the ideal for you and your plants, but a variation on it may do.
More              

Propagation

Propagation of all four genus can be carried out by various methods, the most obvious being seed raising. There are also various vegetative means of propagation, offsets, leaf cuttings, root cuttings, coring, halving and from flower stems.

More

             

 Haworthia magnifica  var. splendens

You can contact me on

 

 

 Haworthia truncata var. truncata

BCSS Forum for friendly C&S banter and help.