Common Name:Â Star Cactus, Aloe Retusa, Window Succulent
Botanical Name:Â Haworthia Retusa L.Duval
Other names:Â Haworthia Retusa
Origin:Â Southern Africa
Â Haworthia Retusa a.k.a Star Cactus or Window Succulent is a slow-growing beauty. It is popular for its short rosette structure of thick, dark green, triangular leaves. The leaves though small can store a lot of water, making the plant drought tolerant. The plant hardly requires any attention when it comes to other aspects too like light conditions, humidity, etc. When placed in an open garden or given enough space in a pot, this plant gives little offsets which forms a beautiful clump. If you are looking for a thoughtful gift or just want to spread some love - this succulent will do the job.
Growth Habits:Â Up to 6 inches (â‰ˆ 15 cms)
Soil Requirement:Â Well drained soil
Watering Schedule:Once in a weekÂ
Light condition:Â 11 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.