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Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by hailey530, Jun 18, 2008.
Does anyone have any idea what type of cacti this is? Will it flower?
Thanks in advance.
Something in the family Aizoaceae, related to Lithops and other similar genera (i.e., not a cactus).
It should flower given the right care and growing conditions.
It looks like some type of Haworthia.
I was thinking that initially, also Bluewing. I know I have a name in my Cactus & Succulent book at home, but I am at work now ; )
I will take a peek later. "Window plant" keeps popping in my head as a common name for some reason, but I googled and came up with a different Haworthia...
It looks a little like H. Retusa, but that one doesn't looks as flat as the one in the photo here, but it does have the stripes in the leaves. Maybe a haworthia hybrid? Did you get your book out yet Ed?
That's it Bluewing! Hawothia bayeri. I just googled it and found plenty of pictures of it, stripes and all. Thank you!! Now I'll know how to better care for it.
Good! Haworthias of all types are great succulents!
Well done Bluewing!!
Sorry no cigar. Its definitely not Haworthia bayeri.
Its the very common Haworthia muticata.
Can you post a photo of Haworthia muticata to compare?
I can't find anything on H muticata, is there a typo or can you give a link Steve...
Tried the obvious muricata but there's no H. muricata either.
Me too, same result
Here's a link I found for the haworthia bayeri:
it looks exactly like my plant with the triangular leaves and stripes in them. Has anyone found a link to the Haworthia muricata?
Since I don't know anything about either of these I'm eager to learn.
Cereusly Steve what did you see that makes you think it's not h. bayeri?
It looks kind of like this one, Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia:
I think Steve meant Haworthia mutica? Could also be Haworthia retusa?
I'm guessing it's one of those two...or one of the many ssp....
Forgive my lack of experience, but what is the difference between the two? They both look very similar.
Since there are some haworthia's like yours that resemble each other with maybe some slight differences, it is possible to get a good clear close-up of your leaves.
I don't think it's retusa...
If you look real close at the leaves of Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia from the link above, you'll notice small serrated edges.
Close-up of Haworthia mutica's leaves.
If you compare them to your Haworthia, maybe you'll be able to see what you have more clearly.
The edges aren't serrated, completely smooth.
Here are the best up close photos I can get without it getting blurry.
It was a typo.
The correct name is Haworthia mutica.
A Google search will turn up tons of pix of this very common species.
Would have corrected it myself but big brother is screening my postings and I can't make any changes.
The photo linked above in my post is of H. mutica which has smooth leaves all around. Hailey, your Haworthia has small what looks like serrated edges in your new posted photos, no?:)
I know your right. At first glance I thought it was smooth (the tops are), and looking at it again, I see the serrated edges. So does that make it a Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia?
I have it in a pot with a few other cacti, do you think it will spread throughout the pot?
Thanks for all the help identifying it.
I always that it was Haworthia cuspidata. no matter what it is, I love that plant its one of my favorite in my collection.
Your haworthia does look like the link Bambi posted, Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia, a hybrid. Looking at a few photos of what cjjulian posted, yours looks like that one too! 'Haworthia cuspidata'
Which one??? Well, take a look at the two links below and see what you think. At least you know it's a haworthia:)
Most Haworthias will eventually offset or spread out which might take a few years to really fill in a pot.
Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia-
Had to dig out my Haworthia books.
Haworthia mirabilis var. mundula is best match.
Contrary to what was claimed, you can plainly see small teeth along the leaf margins.
Haworthia retusa is bigger.
Definitely not H. bayeri.
Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia is not a hybrid and its not the plant.
It does not look like H. cuspidata (an old hybrid between H. retusa and H. cymbiformis) either. The leaves of the hybrid are not retused.