Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia

Bill's Haworthias and Other Plants.

Haworthia emelyae var. comptoniana

About Astroloba

Family: Asphodelaceae

Closely Related Plants: Aloe, Gasteria, Knophia, Poellnitzia and Haworthia

No of Species: 6

Named for the star shaped lobes on the flowers. Endemic to South Africa. Probably the most closely related species to Haworthia, at various times they have been part of Haworthia. They tend to tolerate more arid conditions than their brethren, although the distribution range is similar. There is one natural hybrid, which has been variously Astroloba skinneri, Astroworthia bicarinata and now Astroworthia skinneri, parents are believed to be Haworthia pumila and Astroloba ..................


In cultivation they require they are happy with the same general conditions as Haworthia, but they have an annoying habit of leaves drying up often in the middle of stems for no apparent reason, which means they don't often make good plants for the show enthusiasts. Further information:- General Tips on Cultivation


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Astroloba corrugata

Astroloba corrugata

Genus Species
Astroloba bullutata
Astroloba congesta
Astroloba corrugata
Astroloba foliolosa
Astroloba herrei
Astroloba spirialis



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