As many of you know, I love succulents, and the Philadelphia Flower Show is certainly a heaven for succulent lovers. I hardly know where to start trying to show you some of them. And... how many days of them do you want to see? After all, most of you may not find them nearly as fascinating as I do.
For today, I've decided to show you some of the huge variations of Haworthia plants. Taxonomy is being shuffled big time by DNA analysis, but traditionally this genus was identified by very having very similar flowers, although the leaves show huge variation. Here is Haworthia retusa in bloom. Almost looks like a tiny orchid, doesn't it? The leaves in the other pot are not H. retusa, but another unidentified Haworthia.
The plants are native to southern Africa.
Here is Haworthia "David Grigsby" which looks more like an aloe.
This one is Haworthia cymbiformus "variegata" which sometimes has striped leaves like this, and sometimes some rosettes are green but some are pale.
Haworthia parksiana isn't as showy, but I like the dark color and the way it mounds.
This one is Haworthia cooperi truncata. It's not the same as Haworthia truncata which I showed you two years ago (see link at bottom)
In a world where I had unlimited money and energy, I'd have a huge collection of succulents! Be sure to give me a clue as to how many days of succulents you can stand!
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