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Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia

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Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia

Etymology: The genus "Haworthia" is named after the British botanist Adrian Hardy Haworth (17671833)
The specific name "emelyae"
was named after
Mrs. Emely Ferguson, Riversdale, RSA
 
Cultivation: Very easy to grow  and common. 
Watering Needs Need regular water but do not water again until dry. Also, it is a species that is dormant in the winter and require very little water (maybe even none) during the cold months. Frost Tolerance:  Light frost protection required. Minimum of 5C for safe growing (but hardy up to -5C or less.) Sun Exposure: Requires light shade to bright light (protect from strong
midday sun). In shade the body colour will remain mostly green, while full sun will darken it and give it red/brown body colour. Can be sunburned if moved from shade/greenhouse into full sun too quickly. The amount of sunlight it can withstand without scorching depends upon the how hot it becomes in the summer in the locale in which it is planted. It will have more colour if it receives more light. During the spring it may be able to take full sun until the heat arrives at the end of spring. In an area that has hot afternoon sun, it may be able to take full morning sun, but requires afternoon shade or afternoon light shade.
 


 
Propagation: Seeds or (usually) offsets that appear at the base between the leaves; leave them attached to form a cluster, or wait until they are 1/3 the size of the parent and then detach and plant.


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Family: Asphodelaceae (Aloacee - Liliaceae)

Scientific name:  Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia


 
 


 

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