Common Name:Â Zebra cactus, Pearl plant, Window plant
Botanical Name:Â Haworthiopsis attenuata
Other names:Â Zebra Haworthia Plant
Origin:Â Southern Africa
Â This plant is nothing short of a live art-piece. The rosette of striking olive green leaves having white zebra stripes, looks as mesmerizing as it sounds. Adding more depth to its beauty â€“ is the quality of this plant species to subdivide & offset readily. It takes the pot space in no time and even in large containers it forms large clumps rapidly. But all said and done, it is popular as an indoor plant, mainly because of its resistance to drought & general hardiness. The tapered leaves - displaying a shape of reducing thickness towards the end, gives this succulent a flamboyantly exotic look. All this makes it one of the most interesting ornament plants.
Growth Habits:Â Up to 6 inches (â‰ˆ 15 cms)
Soil Requirement:Â Well drained soil
Watering Schedule:Â Once in a week
Light condition:Â 5 â€“ 5 hours of indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature:Â Anywhere between 20 - 35 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions:Â While repotting, try not to disturb the roots. It is the slow growing plant, repot only when it goes beyond the pot size.
Suitable Locations:Â Indoor locations like Balcony, windowsill, work tables, rock garden, etc.
Â â€¢ Always be careful about overwatering as it can start root rotting immediately. â€¢ Try to keep this plant in a bright sunny location. Strictly avoid dark areas. Also harsh sunlight can cause damage to the foliage. â€¢ Putting or sprinkling water on leaves or flowers will cause them to catch fungus infection. Avoid this at all times. Give water to soil only. â€¢ Even if the plant does not outgrow the current pot, and repotting is not required, renew the soil with some vermicompost every two years or so. This will keep the plant healthy. â€¢ Remove & discard dead, infected or damaged plant parts whenever required.