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Star Cactus Plant Description

Haworthia Retusa is a small dark green succulent with recurved thick fleshy leaves. The tips of their leaves are each uniquely marked with white delicate stripes. An interesting variety to collect, with over 60 species. If exposed to full sun it will develop a copper tint. Haworthia leaves have leaf windows to let sunlight in to produce energy to grow. The rosettes are star shaped and stemless. A great plant to grow in wide shallow planters. They easily reproduce multiple clumps of babies in their growing season.

Star Cactus Plant Specs and Regions

Native to: South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, and Mozambique

Zone: 10-12

Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost

Recommended light conditions: bright indirect

Bloomtime : late Winter through early Spring

Bloom Color : white

Star Cactus Water and Light Recommendations

Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.

Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.

Technical Information About This Plant

  • Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
  • Best to water every 2 weeks. Avoiding letting water sit in the rosette.

Customer Reviews

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M.G.
Darling

I love the unusual succulents from Succy.

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L.F.
Cutie

He’s a cute little cutting. He arrived looking a little stressed, no roots, but as of last night (two was later) I can see a tiny little root forming. I’m so excited!!

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M.M.
Beautiful

I'm a cacti/succulent guy from way back. I really like these little plants.

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A.M.
Haworth is Star

It’s BEAUTIFUL!!

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R.
Awesome

Nice, pretty cactus, one dying node but it's since healed up nicely, cool addition to the office.

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A.T.

Small but in good shape.

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