I have finally embraced the fact that Southern California is dry/semi-arid. This has opened the door to interesting landscape possibilities and plant discoveries. My favorites are succulents and sub-tropical natives. These are my ramblings as I explore my new obsessions!
I picked up this Haworthia at a society plant show/sale last year. Before I paid for it, several people approached me asking if they could buy it off me!! Such a cool plant!
Shortly after I brought it home, the color of this Haworthia changed from deep green to reddish brown. It also has shown very little, if any, growth. I thought I killed it! The roots were sparse but didn't look diseased or rotted, so I left it alone. Over the past few months (summer), it has bloomed consistently. A good sign!
This is how the plant looked a year ago. Beautiful dark green.
Growing point. You can also see remnants of old flower stalks.