Haworthia wimii

Haworthia wimii, Muiskraal

Haworthia wimii M. Hayashi

H. wimii is smaller species with rosette from 3 to 6 cm, usually remans solitary or slowly proliferous in time. Leaves are dark green with translucent upper parts with prominent veins. Leave edges are with whitesh teeth and leave tip with short bristle. Some clones are very whitish on top of the leaves. Some cultivars of this are very attractive.

Distribution map
H. wimii is growing in N end of Garcia´s Pass, in rock crevices, usually associated with sandstone. Bayer include this element and H. breueri into H. emelyae var. major. He refers to its intergradation into emelyae, through form (of breueri) from area E of Muiskraal. But same can be said about intergradation into maraisii and multifolia in the West and magnifica in the South. Because of this I agree with Breuer and Hayashi about their "new" status of it. Eastern form, described as H. breuerii, is much more robust, more than double sized, it has not so prominent teeths in the margins and grow in shale. See separed article about it.

H. wimii is well known in cultivation and belongs to and jewel in collections, especially if you have the "white" clone. Propagation should be done by seed, leave offsets or cuttings.

H. schuldtiana var. major, H. magnifica var. major, H. emelyae var. major

Known localities:
  • E. Garcia´s Pass (3321CC)
  • Lentelus (3321CC)
  • Muiskraal (3321CC)
  • NE. Garcia´s Pass (3321CC)
Haworthia wimii, Muiskraal
Haworthia wimii, Muiskraal
Haworthia wimii, Muiskraal
Haworthia wimii, Muiskraal
Haworthia wimii, Muiskraal
Locality of H. wimii, Muiskraal

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