Haworthia reinwardtii is a species of flowering plant in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, native to the Western and Eastern Capes of South Africa. It is a perennial succulent growing to 20 cm (8 in)in height, with a basal rosette of white-spotted fleshy leaves arranged in a spiral pattern, and racemes of tubular pinkish-white flowers in spring. The plant spreads to form a mat, by means of freely-produced offsets, also a convenient means of propagation.
H. reinwardtii does not tolerate prolonged exposure to temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F), so in temperate regions it must be grown under glass with heat. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
- (Salm-Dyck) Haw., Saxifrag. Enum. 2: 53 (1821).
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