Sunday, March 21, 2010

Haworthia flowers

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The buds on my Haworthia limifolia var. limifolia opened on the 19th - the same day my cat decided to bite the developing bloom stalk. It had reached 14" tall at that point. It finished opening the first flower in water and had its first flower fully open that night.

I'll be keeping it as a cut flower to see how it does. you may see another picture you may not - you can blame the cat if you don't.

Haworthia limifolia flowers

Haworthia limifolia flower closeup
Haworthia limifolia var. limifolia flowers

The divisions continue to do well. The main plant and the babies spent some time outside while it was warm. I miss those days and look forward to their return. The current 14 day trend tells me that won't be soon. The thing about a 14 day forecast is that it will change, hopefully for the better.


  1. Our temperatures are dropping too. It's a bit of a tease. At least it's spring (I think technically yesterday)!

  2. On the plus side, that photo may be the prettiest it's possible for a Haworthia flower to look, so congratulations.

  3. I have a haworthia that just opened, too, H. pymaea. I really like them. No cat has bitten it so far, keep the fingers crossed on that one.

  4. ...that flower almost looks like the Predator.

  5. Turns out they open maybe two a day and close soon after, moving gradually up the stem. It is still blooming and doing well even though it's a cut flower now.


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