Haworthia attenuata is the kind of succulent whose bark is worse than its bite, as the plant has a spiky look but not thorns or sharp spines to threaten an inquisitive touch. The white tubercles that give the plant its name distinguish them from similar-looking aloe plants. Zebra plants grow in low clumps, and look striking in small containers tucked in with light green reindeer lichen, or in mini glass hanging terrariums. Reduce watering during the semi-dormant winter state.
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How to Care for Little Zebra Plants
A succulent that consists of a rosette of plump, stiff, upright leaves, little zebra plant (Haworthia attenuata) is named for the horizontal ridges of small, white bumps that give the plant a striped appearance. From spring until fall, little zebra plant displays tiny flowers atop long, thin stalks. This South African native reaches heights of 6 inches at maturity, with a spread of about 4 inches. Little zebra plant grows outdoors in U. S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 and 10. In cooler climates, grow it as an indoor plant.
Water little zebra plant deeply, but only when the soil is dry. Provide enough water to soak the soil to a depth of approximately 6 inches. Never water if the soil is still moist from the previous watering, as zebra plants, like all succulents, rot quickly in waterlogged soil.
Stop watering in winter unless the leaves appear wilted, and then water sparingly, providing enough water to barely moisten the soil. The plant rots quickly in wet soil during its dormant period.
Feed the plant a slow-release, dry fertilizer applied at the rate recommended on the label as soon as new growth emerges in spring.
Cut the long flower stems as soon as the flowers wilt. Removing the flowers keeps the plant neat and promotes continued blooming.
Spread a sheet or other light covering over the plant when nighttime temperatures drop to 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the covering in the morning, as moisture collecting under the cover may cause the plant to rot. Place plants in pots under the shelter of a tree or other protected area.
Spray the plant with insecticidal soap if you notice pests such as mealybugs, scale insects or spider mites. Reapply as needed, as the spray kills pests only on direct contact. Avoid crowding the plants, as adequate air circulation makes the plant less susceptible to insect damage.
Things You Will Need
◾General-purpose, slow-release dry fertilizer
◾Sheet or other protective cover
◾Insecticidal soap spray
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa