How Big Do Haworthia Springbokvlakensis Get?
Haworthia springbokvlakensis is a succulent that is native to South Africa and belongs to the Asphodelaceae family. It grows slowly, it can grow up to 3-5 inches with leaves reaching a height of 2.4 inches and flowers blooming on 10-inch stalks.
The leaves are tiny yet swollen and thick, with rounded tops. This plant grows close to the ground and develops single rosettes. There are no offsets, and the leaves are distinguished by transparent surfaces with dark lines that begin at the base.
The plant is drought tolerant and can be grown in full sun or partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil and can be propagated by offsets or leaf cuttings. When growing outdoors, the plant should be grown in a container or planted directly in the garden.
It can survive in temperatures low as 15 degrees but should not be exposed to temperatures higher than 95 degrees. If you want to cultivate Haworthia Springbokvlakensis indoors, it is recommended to provide indirect sunlight. When watering the plant, be sure to only water when the soil is dry.
The flowers are white and grow on stems that are 10 inches tall. The flower has a triangular shape and is about 1 inch wide. It spreads in groups of two or three flowers, which look like individual fruits. There are no leaves around the flowers, yet they still bloom from the center of the plant.
You should cut off all the dead leaves and flowers after they die. If this is not done, they will rot, affecting the appearance of the plant.
How Do You Propagate A Haworthia Springbokvlakensis?
Haworthia springbokvlakensis can be propagated from seeds, leaf cuttings, or stem cuttings and offsets in the spring. Offsets will occur at the base between the leaves on occasion.
You should wait until they are 1/3 the size of the plant before extracting them. This little, slow-growing succulent grows in small clusters in shallow bowls.
To propagate from leaf cuttings, start by gently removing a leaf from the plant. Next, place the leaf on a surface that has been dusted with rooting hormone. Allow the leaf to callous over for a few days before replanting in well-draining soil.
To propagate from stem cuttings, start by cutting a 2-3 inch piece from a healthy stem. Again, dust the cut end with rooting hormone and allow it to callous over for a few days. Once the cut end has hardened, replant in well-draining soil.
Water your newly propagated Haworthia springbokvlakensis sparingly, as too much water can lead to root rot. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering. With a little patience, you’ll soon have new plants to enjoy. The following are steps to follow when propagating:
Propagation from offsets;
- Start by gently removing an offset from the mother plant. Be sure to use a sharp knife or scissors so that you don’t damage the offset.
- Allow the offset to callous over for a few days before planting. This will help prevent rot.
- Fill a small pot with a well-draining succulent soil mix.
- Plant the offset in the soil mix, making sure that the root area is covered.
- Water the offset thoroughly, then place the pot in a bright location but out of direct sunlight.
- Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Allow the offset to grow for a few weeks before fertilizing.
- Once the offset has established itself, you can begin to care for it just like you would the mother plant.
Propagation from seeds;
- Collect your seeds. You can do this by carefully removing the seeds from a mature Haworthia Springbokvlakensis plant, or purchasing them from a reputable online seller.
- Prepare your growing medium. Haworthia Springbokvlakensis seeds need sandy, well-draining soil germinates successfully.
- Sow your seeds. Plant your seeds on the surface of your prepared growing medium, and lightly press them into the soil.
- Water lightly. Once your seeds are planted, water them gently with a spray bottle. Be sure not to overwater, as this can cause the seeds to rot.
- Place in a warm, bright location. Haworthia Springbokvlakensis seeds need warmth and bright light to germinate. An ideal location would be on a windowsill that receives plenty of sunlight.
- Keep the soil moist. Once your seeds have germinated, it’s important to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Water with a spray bottle as needed to maintain moisture levels.
- Transplant when seedlings are large enough. Once your Haworthia Springbokvlakensis seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted into individual pots.
Propagation from leaf-cuttings;
- If you are looking to propagate your own Haworthia Springbokvlakensis, there are a few steps you will need to follow. The first step is to take stem or leaf cuttings from the plant. You will need to make sure that the cuttings are at least 2 inches long and that there are at least 2 leaves on each cutting.
- Once you have your cuttings, you will need to plant them in a well-draining potting mix. You can either use a succulent mix or make your own by mixing perlite, sand, and cactus potting mix. Water the mix well and then let it drain completely.
- Next, you will need to take your cuttings and place them in the potting mix. Make sure that the leaves are not touching the soil and that the cuttings are buried at least halfway. Water the soil lightly and then place the pot in bright, indirect light.
- It will take a few weeks for the cuttings to root. Once they have rooted, you can begin to water them more frequently. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering. After a few months, you can begin to fertilize your Haworthia Springbokvlakensis with a succulent fertilizer.
How Do You Repot Haworthia Springbokvlakensis?
When it comes to repotting Haworthia Springbokvlakensis, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. This succulent is native to South Africa and can grow to be quite large. However, it is not necessary to repot this plant every year. You only need to repot every two to three years. The best time to repot Haworthia Springbokvlakensis is in the spring.
This is when the plant is actively growing and will be able to adapt to its new environment more easily. You will need to choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the one the plant is currently in. This will help to avoid shocking the plant and causing it to go into dormancy.
When it comes to the potting mix, you will want to use a well-draining one. This succulent does not like to sit in wet soil, so a mix that drains well is essential. You can find a good succulent potting mix at your local nursery or garden center.
Once you have your pot and potting mix, it’s time to get started. Gently remove the plant from its current pot and shake off any excess soil. Take a look at the roots and trim away any that are dead or damaged. This will help the plant to grow more easily in its new pot.
Next, place the plant in the new pot and fill in around it in with the potting mix. Be sure to firm the mix around the plant so that it is secure. Water the plant well and place it in a bright, sunny spot.
When you do repot, be sure to use a well-draining potting mix. I like to use a mix of cactus mix and perlite. You could also use pumice or gravel. Whatever you use, just be sure that it drains well.
Water your plant the day before you plan to repot it. This will help make the roots easier to work with. When you’re ready to repot, gently remove the plant from its pot. You may need to loosen the roots a bit with your fingers.
Place the plant in its new pot and fill it in around it with your potting mix. Tamp down the mix gently and water well. Place your plant in bright, indirect light and allow the soil to dry out completely between watering. After a week or so, you can resume your normal watering schedule.
How Do You Prune Haworthia Springbokvlakensis?
Pruning is not necessary for the Haworthia Springbokvlakensis, but if you desire to do so, it is best to prune in the spring or summer. To prune, simply cut back the leaves to the desired length. If you are removing offsets, be sure to do so when the plant is not actively growing.
Start by removing any dead leaves or flower stems. Cut these back to the main stem of the plant. Then, take a look at the overall shape of the plant and decide which branches need to be removed to create the shape you want.
When making cuts, always use a sharp knife or pruning shears. This will help prevent the plant from being damaged and will make it easier for the plant to heal.
After you have finished pruning, give the plant a good watering. This will help it recover from the stress of being pruned and will encourage new growth. When it comes time to prune your Haworthia Springbokvlakensis, there are a few steps you will need to follow to that your plant continues to thrive.
- The first step is to remove any dead or dying leaves from the plant. These leaves can be easily identified as they will be brown or black.
- Once you have removed all of the dead leaves, you will need to trim back any overgrown leaves. When trimming, be sure to use sharp, clean shears or scissors.
- After you have trimmed back the overgrown leaves, you will need to remove any offshoots that are growing from the main plant. These offshoots can be easily identified as they will be small, new plants growing from the side of the main plant.
- Once you have removed all of the dead leaves, overgrown leaves, and offshoots, you will need to give the plant a good soaking in water. Be sure to use lukewarm water and soak the plant for about 15 minutes.
- After the plant has had a good soaking, you will need to place it in a location where it will receive bright, indirect sunlight.