Taking care of Zebra Hawarthia, Haworthia fasciata

Horty Girl Hort Couture Zebra Hawarthia, Zebra Plant
Horty Girl Hort Couture Zebra Hawarthia, Zebra Plant

Zebra Hawarthia or Haworthia fasciata is a succulent plant that can last a lifetime.  Because of its low maintenance requirements, it is a great starter plant for your home or office or for those with a busy on-the-go lifestyle.

The Haworthia fasciata plant has green triangular leaves, with white stripes across it, giving it that “Zebra” effect.  The leaves are are clustered together.   The Zebra generally doesn’t grow flowers, but if the plant is grown under the perfect conditions – the plant will shoot a long thin flower spike from the center.

Zebra Hawarthia Plant Care

The Haworthia fasciata, can survive on minimal affection.  It requires a small amount of water (about max 1/4 of a cup).  The soil should be completely dry before you water the plant. During the summer, you should water typically every 3 weeks.  In the winter months you should change those watering habits to every few months, as there is less light absorbing the water.

The Zebra plant likes bright indirect sunlight, but not in actual direct sunlight. Haworthia’s can survive without a lot of light.

The Zebra plant can be prone to mealy bugs and sometimes scale.  Inspect your plant every so often.  If you notice these little pests, spray the plant with a soapy dishwasher mixture for 2 weeks.

A FOOLPROOF WAY TO WATER YOUR ZEBRA HAWORTHIA FASCIATA PLANT – The Horty Girl Smart Stick, found with every Horty Girl Plant can be used to measure the water intake.  Similar to baking, put the Smart Stick into the soil, or the base of the plant and wait a moment.  Pull out the stick – If it feels completely dry with no soil bits on it, it is time to water your plant!

Did you know your Haworthia plant can flower??

With the perfect sunlight, watering and attention, your zebra haworthia plant can produce small white flowers that shoot up from the center of the plant.

How is your Zebra Hawarthia plant doing? We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment or ask questions.