A wonderful low growing species Haworthia maughanii has almost translucent leaves with white markings. The leaves look short or truncated but actually grow further beneath the soil.
This underground habit makes this succulent very drought tolerant and an excellent easy care specimen for indoors once established.
Often found growing at thr base of a small rock formation where it recieves a little shade from the hot summer sun of the Western Cape.
This is a species becoming popular with hybridizers, with Haworthia maughanii x truncata perhaps being the best know to date.
Propagation of Haworthia maughanii from leaf cuttings is a more preferable method although it can be divided as a mature clump forms. propagation from seed is also possible although seed are hard to buy.
We suggest dividing in spring and being very careful not to overly disturb or damage to 'underground' growth and root system.