PlantsHaworthia→Cathedral Window Haworthia (Haworthia cymbiformis)

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Windowed
Fruit: Dehiscent
Fruiting Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Date: 2021-02-09Macro image of Cathedral Window leaves
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Date: 2021-02-09Macro image of Cathedral Window
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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden, St LouisDate: 2017-08-09
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Date: 2021-05-08
By Corber
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Location: LouisvilleDate: 2020-03-14Haworthia cymbiformis
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Location: The Huntington Library and gardensDate: 2018-02-03Haworthia Cymbiformis at The Huntington Library
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Location: Oceanside, California Date: 2019-12-06
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Date: 2021-06-16
By Corber
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Date: 2021-06-18
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Location: 98108in deep tray in Volunteer park conservitory Sea Wa
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 17, 2020 11:12 AM

Windowed rosette succulent, usually prolifically clumping, from the Eastern Cape in South Africa. This plant is similar to H. cooperi, another Haworthia with windowed leaves, and occupies much of the same territory in habitat. The leaves are pale green but they may turn dramatic orange or yellow colors when stressed. Its habitat may be a summer rainfall zone, but this plant does well in our winter rainfall climate. The roots are quite shallow, so avoid deep pots. Provide strong light for the best, most compact form and strongest color.

The former H. planifolia is now considered to be a form of cymbiformis. Natural hybrids are know to exist with H. angustifolia and H. cummingii. The former H. cuspidata is related to cymbiformis, and is treated by the CoL as a synonym of Star Window Plant (Haworthia cymbiformis var. cymbiformis), but it may in fact be a hybrid between cymbiformis and retusa. Some of the images on this page (and the page for var. cymbiformis) may be cuspidata. A number of other varieties have been described.

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Plant Events from our members
hlutzow On December 13, 2020 Miscellaneous Event
Emergence of pups after extensive sun damage. I counted 15... maybe.
hlutzow On February 9, 2020 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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cymbiformis by skopjecollection Sep 16, 2020 9:23 AM 7
What's the name of this succulent? by shadowsinner Aug 13, 2021 8:00 AM 9
What are these plants? by JimsPlants Nov 7, 2020 10:38 PM 4
ID question by Baja_Costero Sep 17, 2020 11:55 AM 23
Succulent ID by Lalabaka May 8, 2020 9:56 AM 3
Echeveria Compton Carousel suddenly shriveled up by LMO2019 Apr 18, 2020 11:34 AM 6
Echeveria -what? by ShadyGreenThumb Mar 16, 2020 2:50 PM 3
Succulent identity by Becky001 Jan 28, 2020 5:01 AM 2
Is this a Haworthia cymbiformis? by Natikat Nov 19, 2019 2:21 PM 6
Haworthia type? by JamieLC Mar 25, 2018 12:22 AM 3
Succulents identification by Ingeling Mar 3, 2018 6:43 AM 5

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