ISI 2006-23. Haworthia ‘Whirlpool’ Trager

H. truncata has played a role in numerous haworthia hybrids, controlled and otherwise. This new cultivar, a hybrid with H. retusa, was apparently controlled but by whom is uncertain. Nevertheless, it is worthy of recognition and is here given a cultivar name. It has the deep dark-green windows of H. truncata embedded within opaque tissue of the more vivid green of H. retusa. Rosettes are initially distichous like H. truncata (but with rounded leaf tips) and slowly spiral reminiscent of a vortex in a dark pool. Rooted cuts of HBG 94015, a plant received from G. Barad, July 11, 2000. $8.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 78 (2), March - April, 2006