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arpu100
Jun 1, 2017 2:13 PM CST
I have a few of these plants and I couldn't be happier. I know they are slow growing plants. I have a question if you could please help How long (many years) will it take for an offset or seedling to mature.
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Baja_Costero
Jun 1, 2017 2:19 PM CST

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I have no experience growing those plants from seed, but based on the other members of the family that I have tried, the slower ones take about 4-5 years (sometimes more) from seed to reach full size and flower, given good care. Offsets are faster. It depends a lot on the size and root mass at the start. I like to leave offsets to grow up some alongside the mother plant before I separate them. Rooting might take an additional few months.
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plantmanager
Jun 1, 2017 2:44 PM CST
What an interesting plant. I'm glad you mentioned it and I'm happy to know more about it.
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DaisyI
Jun 1, 2017 4:02 PM CST
I have had Haworthia truncata for about 3 years and I haven't noticed that it has gotten any bigger at all. Smiling
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plantmanager
Jun 1, 2017 5:46 PM CST
All of the articles about it emphasize that it is very slow to grow. I wonder how many years it will be before you see changes?
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arpu100
Jun 1, 2017 6:11 PM CST
Thank you all for your help regarding this. I was able to get a hold of a haworthia truncata grower (Renny) who confirmed that it would take 5-7 years for an offset (longer for seed) to mature into a specimen plant.
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Baja_Costero
Jun 2, 2017 9:46 AM CST

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That would make it the perfect collector's plant... not likely to need a new pot any time soon, and slow enough that it will never be common in cultivation. Smiling
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2017 4:08 PM CST
If left alone for... how long?
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pod
Jun 2, 2017 9:33 PM CST
When you say
I have a few of these plants
do you know if they are all the same H. truncata?
How long have you had them and have they developed at all?
Have you started any from offsets or seeds?

There are different species of Haworthia truncata plants. And according to references, one type will maintain only a maximum number of about a dozen leaves. They will lose as many from the outside as they develop new ones in the center to maintain that size. The other ones will quickly grow into large clumps.
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DaisyI
Jun 2, 2017 11:54 PM CST
I think you mean different cultivators. The species is Haworthia and the genus is truncata.

Great plant photo Tiffany. Mine ia bit smaller than that but it bloomed this year. Smiling
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purpleinopp
Jun 3, 2017 5:19 AM CST
TY but sorry if I didn't make clear above, not my pic. I just found it refreshing my memory about this Haworthia. It's not one that I have, would love to find. But I am curious how long it took for that plant to fill that pot.
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pod
Jun 3, 2017 5:34 AM CST
DaisyI said: I think you mean different cultivators. The species is Haworthia and the genus is truncata.



Yes Ma'am ~ I was pooped last nite but tend to confuse cultivars with species with.... thanks for keeping me on track.
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tarev
Jun 5, 2017 11:15 AM CST
I saw a nice specimen of Haworthia truncata at Poot's Cactus nursery last Saturday. Not for sale, but growing really tight in its smiley container. Temperature in this greenhouse they have is very hot and dry, a real good simulation of desert-like heat. But the plants have shade. A nice reminder, give the succulents shade.

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And this is the one I have in my garden, I also got this at Poot's last year around Jun 2016. Slow growing indeed. Having seen that nice specimen size growing so tight at the nursery, I will just continue to let my plant grow as slow as it wants.
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plantmanager
Jun 5, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Very nice, Tarev! You have quite a few special plants.
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tarev
Jun 5, 2017 11:28 AM CST
Thanks Karen Smiling
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DaisyI
Jun 5, 2017 3:43 PM CST
I went out and looked at mine, labeled Haworthia truncata v maughanii. I got it in November 2015 from Arid Lands Nursery in a 2 inch pot. This pot is about 4 inches. It had 5 inflorescences this year.

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