Haworthia leightonii

Haworthia leightonii Kiwane
Photo by Ingo Breuer


Haworthia leightonii G.G.Smith

leightonii: for I. Leighton

H. leightonii is characteristic by its reddish-pink colour which develops under stress. It is very proliferous species, which is forming large clumps in nature. It is an ecotype associated with the granitic slabs of the coastal area near Kayser´s Beach.

Distribution map

It is the most eastern distribution limite of "cooperi" species. More inland grows H. davidii and more to the west grows H. doldii. It is one of the few Haworthia species, which grows almost open on the full sun.

H. leightonii in cultivation grows without any problems. If you want to keep its reddish colour, grow it more on sunny place. Propagation can be done by offsetts or seedlings.


Haworthia leightonii Cornfields


Haworthia leightonii Kiwane


Haworthia leightonii Kiwane
Photo by Ingo Breuer


Haworthia leightonii Lilyvalley
Photo by Ingo Breuer


Haworthia leightonii Lilyvalley
Photo by Ingo Breuer


Haworthia leightonii Lilyvalley
Photo by Ingo Breuer



locality of Haworthia leightonii Lilyvalley
Photo by Ingo Breuer


Synonym:
H. cooperi var. leightonii

Known localities:
  • Kayser´s Beach (3327BA)
  • between King William´s Town and Kayser´s Beach (3327BA)
  • Kiwane (3327AB)
  • between Cornfields and TL (3327BA)
  • Cornfields, Chalumna (3327BA)
  • E. Erin Park (3327BA)
  • Erin Park (3327BA)
  • Lilyvalley (3327BA)


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