Haworthia blackbeardiana 'calaensis'

Haworthia blackbeardiana 'calaensis', W. Cala, TL.
Photo by Ingo Breuer

Haworthia calaensis I.Breuer

calaensis: name derived from the locality

H. blackbeardiana 'calaensis' is growing solitary, with leaves bluish green, translucent and toothed margins. This species is closely related to H. blackbeardiana, but differs from it by quite small rosette with fewer leaves - it can be called " a minor form" of H. blackbeardiana. This plant was found by I. Breuer on one of his trips to Eastern Cape.

Distribution map

H. blackbeardiana 'calaensis'  is growing near Cala, that is far NE form other known localities of H. blackbeardiana. Plants in nature are growing in a very steep loam slopes, protected by overhanging rocks and well hidden among grass.

H. blackbeardiana 'calaensis' is not yet common in cultivation, but it grows without any problems - like other blackbeardiana forms. It must be propagated by seeds.

Haworthia blackbeardiana 'calaensis', W. Cala, TL.
Photo by Ingo Breuer
Haworthia blackbeardiana 'calaensis', W. Cala, TL.
Photo by Ingo Breuer

Haworthia blackbeardiana 'calaensis', W. Cala, TL.
Photo by Ingo Breuer
Locality of H. blackbeardiana 'calaensis', W. Cala, TL.
Photo by Ingo Breuer
Known locality:
  • W. Cala (TL) (3127DA)

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