Haworthiopsis attenuatam, zebra haworthia, Radula, Hankey Dwarf Aloe

Haworthiopsis attenuatam, zebra haworthia, Radula, Hankey Dwarf Aloe

Haworthiopsis attenuata, formerly Haworthia attenuata, the zebra haworthia, is a small species of succulent plant from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. As an ornamental, it is one of the most commonly cultivated of the Haworthiopsis species.

It is an evergreen succulent plant with short leaves arranged in rosettes 6–12 cm in diameter. The succulent leaves are tapered (“attenuata” means “tapering”) and have bands of white tubercles on them. The species subdivides and offsets readily; in the wild it forms large clumps.

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Haworthia

Haworthia attenuata var. radula is an evergreen, succulent plant up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. The rosettes are up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter close to the soil and forming clumps. The leaves are green to brownish, up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) long and up 0.8 inch (2 cm) wide, very densely covered with minute tubercles in both sides. The flowers are white with reddish-brown veins on thin branched inflorescence and up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall.

Date Planted

Spring, 2018 got a tiny plant as a present, replanted it around May

Purchase Info

2018 Belgium. var. Radula (Hankey Dwarf Aloe)?


July 18, 2018 Flower stalk is out , no flowers yet.

Diseases and Problems


Like most succulents, Haworthiopsis attenuata prefer soil with adequate drainage, such as cactus mix or fast-draining potting soil mixed with sand. They like bright light, but too much direct sunlight can cause leaves to turn white or yellow. The plants should be watered evenly and generously during the summer, allowing the soil to dry out between watering. In the winter, they can be watered as infrequently as once every two weeks.

Their flowers appear in November and December.

As with all succulents, the most dangerous situation is too much water. They should never be allowed to sit in water under any circumstances.


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