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8 most common species:
Haworthia cymbiformis
Cathedral window haworthia
Cathedral window haworthia is commonly used as an ornamental plant, either indoors or out. It grows in small clusters of daughter-plant clones. The latter part of its scientific name, Haworthia cymbiformis, means “boat-shaped” in reference to the fleshy leaves that curl into a point toward the center of each rosette.
Haworthia retusa
Star cactus
Star cactus (Haworthia retusa) is an evergreen succulent perennial that will grow to 51 cm tall. It has dark-green triangular leaves with light-green stripes. The leaves form a rosette from which the flower stalk emerges in late spring to early summer. The 51 cm long flower stalk produces clusters of small white tubular-shaped flowers. Thrives in partial shade with bright, indirect light. Avoid extended periods in full sun.
Haworthia fasciata
Zebra plant
Zebra plant leaves are dark green with white-banded stripes, much like those on zebras. The leaves also have a hard texture. Zebra plant is often potted as an indoor plant. With beautifully-shaped pots, it is suitable for decorating tables, coffee tables, or window sills.
Haworthia limifolia
Fairy washboard
The fairy washboard (Haworthia limifolia) earns its fanciful common name from its leaves, which are ridged and resemble an old-fashioned washboard for laundry. These leaves grow in a rosette pattern. Fairy washboard is native to southeastern Africa but is often cultivated as a houseplant. It produces small, tubular clusters of unremarkable white flowers.
Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera
Haworthia pilifera
Haworthia pilifera (Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera) is a plant species endemic to eastern South Africa. Haworthia pilifera can be differentiated from related species that grow in the same geographical region because it grows on lowland plains while other Haworthia grow on cliffs. This species is cultivated as an ornamental houseplant. It should be watered whenever the first few inches of potting soil dry out.
Haworthia pumila
Miniature aloe
These succulents from South Africa grow slowly, but can live for forty years with proper care. The pointed, dark-green leaves grow in rosettes reminiscent of a dwarf Aloe. The miniature aloe is characterized by pearl-like white tubercles. These pearls grow best in indirect, bright sunlight.
Haworthia coarctata
Haworthia coarctata
Haworthia coarctata is a slow-growing flowering succulent native to South Africa. Haworthia coarctata has been naturalized in Mexico and is commonly cultivated as an ornamental species. This species grows best in rock gardens in warm climates if the soil is allowed to dry completely after watering.
Haworthia cooperi
Cooper's haworthia
Cooper's haworthia (Haworthia cooperi) is a succulent species that grows in dense clusters. Cooper's haworthia is valued as an ornamental species for its uniquely shaped leaves and is also called Cushion Aloe. As a houseplant, this species grows best in bright, indirect light and requires infrequent watering. Cooper's haworthia originates in South Africa, where it is endemic to the Eastern Cape.

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Cathedral window haworthia
Haworthia cymbiformis
Cathedral window haworthia
Cathedral window haworthia is commonly used as an ornamental plant, either indoors or out. It grows in small clusters of daughter-plant clones. The latter part of its scientific name, Haworthia cymbiformis, means “boat-shaped” in reference to the fleshy leaves that curl into a point toward the center of each rosette.
Star cactus
Haworthia retusa
Star cactus
Star cactus (Haworthia retusa) is an evergreen succulent perennial that will grow to 51 cm tall. It has dark-green triangular leaves with light-green stripes. The leaves form a rosette from which the flower stalk emerges in late spring to early summer. The 51 cm long flower stalk produces clusters of small white tubular-shaped flowers. Thrives in partial shade with bright, indirect light. Avoid extended periods in full sun.
Zebra plant
Haworthia fasciata
Zebra plant
Zebra plant leaves are dark green with white-banded stripes, much like those on zebras. The leaves also have a hard texture. Zebra plant is often potted as an indoor plant. With beautifully-shaped pots, it is suitable for decorating tables, coffee tables, or window sills.
Fairy washboard
Haworthia limifolia
Fairy washboard
The fairy washboard (Haworthia limifolia) earns its fanciful common name from its leaves, which are ridged and resemble an old-fashioned washboard for laundry. These leaves grow in a rosette pattern. Fairy washboard is native to southeastern Africa but is often cultivated as a houseplant. It produces small, tubular clusters of unremarkable white flowers.
Haworthia pilifera
Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera
Haworthia pilifera
Haworthia pilifera (Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera) is a plant species endemic to eastern South Africa. Haworthia pilifera can be differentiated from related species that grow in the same geographical region because it grows on lowland plains while other Haworthia grow on cliffs. This species is cultivated as an ornamental houseplant. It should be watered whenever the first few inches of potting soil dry out.
Miniature aloe
Haworthia pumila
Miniature aloe
These succulents from South Africa grow slowly, but can live for forty years with proper care. The pointed, dark-green leaves grow in rosettes reminiscent of a dwarf Aloe. The miniature aloe is characterized by pearl-like white tubercles. These pearls grow best in indirect, bright sunlight.
Haworthia coarctata
Haworthia coarctata
Haworthia coarctata
Haworthia coarctata is a slow-growing flowering succulent native to South Africa. Haworthia coarctata has been naturalized in Mexico and is commonly cultivated as an ornamental species. This species grows best in rock gardens in warm climates if the soil is allowed to dry completely after watering.
Cooper's haworthia
Haworthia cooperi
Cooper's haworthia
Cooper's haworthia (Haworthia cooperi) is a succulent species that grows in dense clusters. Cooper's haworthia is valued as an ornamental species for its uniquely shaped leaves and is also called Cushion Aloe. As a houseplant, this species grows best in bright, indirect light and requires infrequent watering. Cooper's haworthia originates in South Africa, where it is endemic to the Eastern Cape.
Zebra wart
Haworthia reinwardtii
Zebra wart
The back of a zebra wart leaf has multiple ring-like stripes made of white particles, just like the stripes of a zebra. When light is sufficient, its leaves grow close together, with their tips curving slightly inwards, looking like the claws of an eagle. It is slow-growing, shade- and drought-tolerant, and is often placed indoors as an ornamental foliage plant. Easy to care for, the zebra wart doesn't change much, even if it's not exposed to sunlight for a long time.
Haworthia cooperi var. truncata
Haworthia cooperi var. truncata
Haworthia cooperi var. truncata
Haworthia cooperi var. truncata is a stemless succulent with leaves that feature see-through, window-like tips. This plant grows mostly underground, with only its window-like tip visible. Its blue-green leaves turn scarlet when exposed to too much sunlight or not enough water.
Haworthia Pygmaea
Haworthia pygmaea
Haworthia Pygmaea
*haworthia Pygmaea* is a slow-growing species endemic to South Africa's Western Cape. *Haworthia pygmaea* grows best in cultivation mediums like clay and pumice. This species requires regular watering. In the wild, this species grows with the plant's body mostly underground, and only the leaves are visible at the soil's surface.
Horse's teeth
Haworthia truncata
Horse's teeth
The horse's teeth has a peculiar appearance, looking a little like an unfurled green feather fan. When viewed from above, its leaves are arranged in a one-line pattern. The windows at the tops of the leaves are translucent, and some varieties are also patterned. Its roots are succulent, which means that they could rot from frequent watering.
Variegata
Haworthia cymbiformis 'Variegata'
Variegata
The variegata is a variegated succulent variety of the Cathedral window haworthia. Its leaves have white variegation and the tips of its leaves are as transparent as a windowpane. The variegata prefers environments with soft light and high humidity. Sensitive to bright light, the plant can lose its luster easily, turning from emerald green to gray.
Maughan's haworthia
Haworthia truncata var. maughanii
Maughan's haworthia
Maughan's haworthia (Haworthia truncata var. maughanii) is an indigenous South African succulent valued as an ornamental species for its uniquely-shaped leaves. When growing in the wild, maughan's haworthia is protected from grazing herbivores because the majority of the plant grows underground, with only its leaves visible and level with the soil's surface. This species grows best in cultivation if grown in gritty, sandy, well-draining soils to prevent root rot.
Haworthia Emelyae var. Comptoniana
Haworthia emelyae var. comptoniana
Haworthia Emelyae var. Comptoniana
Haworthia Emelyae var. Comptoniana (Haworthia emelyae var. comptoniana) is a succulent species valued as an ornamental potted species for its distinct leaf shape. Unlike some other succulents, haworthia Emelyae var. Comptoniana should be protected from direct sunlight and requires regular watering in cultivation. This species can withstand light frost, but not heavy frost. Haworthia Emelyae var. Comptoniana grows in South Africa, but is rarely observed in the wild.
Haworthia silver swirls
Haworthia cooperi 'Variegata'
Haworthia silver swirls
The Haworthia cooperi 'Variegata' is a variegated succulent with white variegation. Its leaves have translucent 'windows' at the top, and most of their veins are white, blending in with a few green veins that make it look special. The Haworthia cooperi 'Variegata' likes bright and gentle sunlight, and can be planted by a bright window. However, when light levels are low, its leaves are prone to varying in length, making it a variety that's quite difficult to maintain in wonderful shape.
Tulista kingiana
Haworthia kingiana
Tulista kingiana
Tulista kingiana (Haworthia kingiana) is an endangered evergreen succulent indigenous to South Africa. Tulista kingiana is a prized horticultural species that is considered slow-growing. This species lives for a longer period of time that other related succulents, and can be propagated by cuttings. Like many succulents, it grows best in well-drained soil to prevent root rot.
Haworthia triebnet
Haworthia cymbiformis var. triebnet
Haworthia triebnet
Each haworthia triebnet leaf is crystalline, with straight green streaks. Leaf margins are finely serrated, with the leaf tips being finely pubescent. The haworthia triebnet doesn't require lots of light, making it suitable for planting indoors, or on a north-facing balcony. If exposed to too much direct sunlight for too long, the color of the leaves turns a dull gray.
Zebra plant 'Big Band'
Haworthia fasciata 'Big Band'
Zebra plant 'Big Band'
The white markings of zebra plant 'Big Band' protrude from its green, fleshy leaves and are much more prominent than its ancestral plant, Haworthiopsis fasciata. "Big Band" likely reflects this unique characteristic, as its coloration is what plant enthusiasts most adore about it.
Haworthia 'Springbokvlakensis'
Haworthia springbokvlakensis
Haworthia 'Springbokvlakensis'
Haworthia 'Springbokvlakensis' is a succulent plant that grows wild amongst the tumbleweeds of South Africa. To adapt to hot climates, it has a habit of drawing its leaves underground as it grows, reducing the area exposed to sunlight. The translucent leaves on the upper surface let light in more efficiently.
Haworthia
Haworthia cymbiformis var. obtusa
Haworthia
Commonly known as haworthia, this succulent features pointed, window-like leaves that allow light to enter while protecting the plant from intense sun. It is native to South Africa and can be propagated easily from offsets. The plant can be grown indoors or outdoors in mild climates.
Haworthia turgida
Haworthia turgida
Haworthia turgida
Haworthia turgida comes from the Cape Provinces of South Africa, where it grows in clusters on limestone or slate cliffs. The tips of the fleshy, translucent leaves turn red in bright, direct sunlight. The leaves are striped with darker green and are recurved, which allows the plant access to more light.
Haworthia gracilis
Haworthia gracilis var. picturata
Haworthia gracilis
Haworthia gracilis (Haworthia gracilis var. picturata) is a slow-growing flowering succulent species grown as a houseplant and in rock gardens. Haworthia gracilis originates in South Africa and grows best in dry, arid climates and well-drained soil. This species is not cold hardy.
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Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
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Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
Haworthia cymbiformis
Cathedral window haworthia
Cathedral window haworthia is commonly used as an ornamental plant, either indoors or out. It grows in small clusters of daughter-plant clones. The latter part of its scientific name, Haworthia cymbiformis, means “boat-shaped” in reference to the fleshy leaves that curl into a point toward the center of each rosette.
Haworthia retusa
Star cactus
Star cactus (Haworthia retusa) is an evergreen succulent perennial that will grow to 51 cm tall. It has dark-green triangular leaves with light-green stripes. The leaves form a rosette from which the flower stalk emerges in late spring to early summer. The 51 cm long flower stalk produces clusters of small white tubular-shaped flowers. Thrives in partial shade with bright, indirect light. Avoid extended periods in full sun.
Haworthia fasciata
Zebra plant
Zebra plant leaves are dark green with white-banded stripes, much like those on zebras. The leaves also have a hard texture. Zebra plant is often potted as an indoor plant. With beautifully-shaped pots, it is suitable for decorating tables, coffee tables, or window sills.
Haworthia limifolia
Fairy washboard
The fairy washboard (Haworthia limifolia) earns its fanciful common name from its leaves, which are ridged and resemble an old-fashioned washboard for laundry. These leaves grow in a rosette pattern. Fairy washboard is native to southeastern Africa but is often cultivated as a houseplant. It produces small, tubular clusters of unremarkable white flowers.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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