Haworthia cooperi succulents is one of the most popular succulent on the planet. But many do not talk about stunning Haworthia cooperi flowers.
I am trying to mention every little detail about this beautiful flower here. In the end of the article, you will learn something new about Haworthia cooperi flowers and plant it self.
Does Haworthia cooperi flower?
Yes, Haworthia cooperi form flowers in white and their flowering season would usually fall in summer. Those flowers will arise on their long stem edges.
But, it is very unlikely that they produce flowers when you grow them indoors as houseplants.
However, Haworthia cooperi requires only a minimum carefrom you as they could thrive well on their own.
Apart from flowering, Haworthia cooperi plant can grow well and vigorously indoors. They are quite renowned for its flowering as well as for their clump of soft fleshy leaves which comprise clear tops.
If I briefly explain the background and the origin of the plants, they are native plants in South Africa. Further they belong to the family Asphodelaceae.
Many people find Haworthia cooperi plants as stunning house plants due to their appearance.
How often do Haworthia cooperi flowers?
Haworthia cooperi flowers during summer. However you need to make sure that they get their optimal growing conditions right though.
On the other hand, as aforesaid, it is unlikely that they produce flowers when you grow them as house plants. if it happens, it could be on a very rare occasion.
Colors of Haworthia cooperi flowers
Haworthia cooperi flowers are white in color.
These flowers are small and elongate. They connect the end of a long flowering stem which arises from the Haworthia cooperi plant.
How long do Haworthia cooperi flowers last?
Haworthia cooperi flowers could stay alive for a longer period given that they get their right growing conditions.
This characteristic makes them special.
Do they die after flowering?
Haworthia cooperi do not perish after flowering. These are not monocarpic plant. Monocarpic means, perishing after flowering. They would produce flowers in their growing season.
How to make Haworthia cooperi flowers?
The most crucial factor when it comes to flowering of Haworthia cooperi plants is getting their optimal growth conditions right.
Briefly they need to have a right soil mix which is well draining, and which has a good aeration. In addition to that, sufficient sunlight levels are also another important factor to make them flower.
Last but not least, ensure you water them properly as that would have a greater impact on the flowering of the Haworthia cooperi plants.
As explained in the beginning of the article, Haworthia cooperi are not monocarpic. Further it is somewhat rare to spot them flowering when you grow them as houseplants.
However, if you bring them outdoors and expose them to full sunlight ideally in the morning hours, it will stimulate the flowering.
It will provide chemical help which is essential to produce flowers. Having said that, ensure that you do not leave them in direct sunlight at once as it could shock the plants.
Further, Haworthia in general takes a considerable time to start flowering. Literally, they need to be a few years old to produce flowers
How to care for Haworthia cooperi flowers?
Haworthia cooperi flowers requires full sunlight for 5-6 hours preferably in the morning hours. They are fond of bright indirect sunlight.
Hence ensure you locate them near a bright sunny window spot if you wish to grow them as indoor plants.
However, you need to ensure that they will not be exposed to direct sunlight there, particularly if it is a glass window.
If they are lacking enough sunlight, they will find it difficult to maintain the proper shape of the plant as chances are that they will become etiolated and leggy.
On the other hand, consider that you have exposed them to direct sunlight particularly during afternoon hours, then it will create sunburns in the plant and discolored leaves as well.
This could be so irritating as these sunburns will remain on the plants forever.
A bright sunny spot which will get full sunlight in the morning and partial shade in the afternoon would be more appropriate if you consider growing them as outdoor plants.
Always keep in mind that you need to expose them to full sunlight in the morning hours.
The most important factor you need to be mindful of is that you should water them only when their soil is dry.
Generally, you could water the Haworthia cooperi once every week during heated times such as during summer.
On the other hand, when you need to water them during winter you should water them once every month. Chances are that it could be even less if the plants are getting winter rainfall.
Haworthia cooperi requires a deep thorough watering which literally means you need to water the plants deeply and let them hydrate afterwards.
Ensure there is no excess moisture retained in the pot and whatever the excess moisture remaining on the pot is draining through the potholes. Haworthia cooperi roots hate to be in wet roots.
Majority of the succulents’ biggest concern is over watering and Haworthia cooperi is no different to them.
In fact, Haworthia cooperi could also conserve water in the plant leaves and that is why you need to avoid over watering them as it could create lethal impacts for the plants.
They can thrive well even if you forget to water them for some time simply because they are used to growing in drought weather conditions.
If I explain further on the frequency of watering, it could vary on several things such as the weather conditions, pot material, soil mix etc.
In other words, if you are going through warm and arid weather conditions, it could cause the soil to wither rapidly.
It would be somewhat slower during colder times though. Further if you have grown them in plastic pots it will take a little longer for the water to evaporate whereas if you have grown them in clay pots, water evaporation would be faster.
Haworthia cooperi do not require a lot of water even if you grow them outdoors also.
Having said that, if you are experiencing summer conditions, you need to enhance watering.
Further if you have grown them in outdoor containers or in rock gardens, excess water will drain through faster there as well.
If you mistakenly end up over watering them, ensure that you expose them to bright sunlight so that excess water could evaporate.
A sandy soil which is well draining would be the ideal soil mix to grow the Haworthia cooperi plants.
You could purchase a succulent soil mix or a cactus soil mix to grow them as it would be easier and quite beneficial for the plant’s growth.
Instead of that you may also make a soil mix on your own by blending potting soil, coarse sand and perlite in balanced amounts. (1:1:1).
You may use elements such as charcoal chunks, aquarium gravel or even shredded bark instead of perlite as they would also not retain excess moisture within the soil.
If you wish to grow the Haworthia cooperi plants outdoors, you could consider adding perlite so that you could amend the garden soil to make it more appropriate for the plants to grow well.
Haworthia cooperi prefer to grow in warm temperatures. If you grow them as indoor plants, the average room temperature should be 68 degrees Fahrenheit to 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
When you grow them outdoors, the minimum temperature Haworthia cooperi could withstand is 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you expect a further decrease in the temperatures, you need to shift them indoors unless it could be harmful for the plant’s growth.
Further when you grow them indoors, refrain from growing them near cold drafts, air conditioning, airflows etc.
When it comes to the humidity aspect, it is crucial that there is a good air circulation around the plants.
High humidity levels could be unhealthy for the plants and the best would be dry to moderate humidity levels.
Haworthia cooperi is a plant that you should not miss as it would add so much grace if you add them to your succulent garden or to your indoor collection.
They are hardy and easy to care for , flowering plants which could thrive well with minimum supervision from you.
So, hurry up and start gardening the Haworthia cooperi plants and share the experience with us as well.