Pretty Haworthia

Photo by Gayla Trail

I brought this little succulent home with me just the other day, another impulse plant purchase in a long line of plants that simply could not be left at the store.

I think it is a Haworthia cooperi but I must warn you that I am not 100% certain. There are just too many of these darn things with subtle variations that I am not sophisticated enough to distinguish. The aspect of this plant I like most are the amazingly translucent parts of its fleshy leaves. These clear-ish areas are commonly referred to as “windows.” You can see through them almost as if you are peering inside the plant. When the sun hits these windows the effect is beautiful, elegant, and a little bit creepy.

The deep orange background in this photo is the Windowsill Cozy I crocheted for my windowsill last winter.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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5 thoughts on “Pretty Haworthia

  1. Gayla, my mom gave me one of these in a mixed succulent arrangement a few years ago. It’s my one and only and a favourite. Now I have a name for it — I have confidence in you. I love the contrast of colour and texture in your photo. Thanks. This post brightened my morning.

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