Haworthia fusca

Haworthia fusca, W. Paulsfontein, NEW PHOTO

Haworthia fusca I.Breuer

fusca
: named for its leaf colour.

H. fusca was discovered by David Cumming while he was searching for new localities of H. splendens. It is growing in the meadow at the top of a low hill between small rocky outcrops, well hidden in the ground. There are no bushes growing to protect them from sun.

Distribution map

On looking closer, because of the shape, surface and coloration of the leaves, it became clear that they were a new taxon intermediate between H. retusa and H. splendens.


It is usually single plant and in cultivation needs more sun to keep nice coloration. It is still quite uncommon species, but hopefuly in the future it will be more accessible. Propagatrion can be done by seeds and by leaves cuttings. 

Haworthia fusca, W. Paulsfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia fusca, W. Paulsfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia fusca, W. Paulsfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia fusca, W. Paulsfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia fusca, W. Paulsfontein, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. fusca, W. Paulsfontein, NEW PHOTO


Known locality:

  • W. Paulsfontein, W. Albertinia (3421AB)

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