Hawortia truncata "LIME GREEN"
It has a distinctive lime green &
emerald vein netting coloration and with age it makes attractive
by Irwin Lightstone
This nice creature has thick, truncated leaves that fan open like the
pages in a book. The squat leaves are lime and chartreuse, making the
plant a major conversation piece. The
tips of the leaves are like windows looking into the green jelly
(Aloacee - Liliaceae)
truncata hybrid cv. Lime green
Garden origin (Nursery
Description: “Lime green” is a
hybrid, characterized by broad
leaves with the typical
leaf arrangement of H. truncata
and ability to
form nice clumps. It seems to be
and H. cuspidata
(or perhaps H. cymbiformis)
like a fan.
Leaves: Marbled light to lime green, with "semi"-transparent
fanned shades of lime green. The leaves
seem to glisten.
Flower: The flower stalks reaches over a 30 cm in height, and
feature small white blossoms and cream/tan hanging,
Blooms repeatedly, mainly in late
Cultivation: Easy to grow it need regular water but
do not water again until dry. Also, it is a species that is dormant in
the winter and require very little water (maybe even none) during the
Frost Tolerance: Light frost protection required. Minimum of
5ºC for safe growing (but hardy up to -5°C or less.)
Sun Exposure: Requires light shade to bright light (protect
midday sun). In shade the body colour will remain mostly green, while full sun will
darkena bit. Can be sunburned if moved
from shade/greenhouse into full sun too quickly. The amount of sunlight
it can withstand without scorching depends upon the how hot it becomes
in the summer in the locale in which it is planted. During the spring it may be able to
take full sun until the heat arrives at the end of spring. In an area
that has hot afternoon sun, it may be able to take full morning sun, but
requires afternoon shade or afternoon light shade.
Offsets readily. Needs a deep pot to
accommodate the long, thick, contractile roots.
Propagation: Offsets that appear at the
base between the
leaves; leave them
attached to form a cluster, or wait until they are 1/3 the size of the
parent and then detach and plant.
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of Haworthia truncata.