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    My parents got me a Haworthia from a local garden center. I need to know everything on how to care for this plant. All I know is that it is a succulent.
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    Hey, I have a couple of different ones, they are really REALLY easy to keep- I treat them like Crassulae, don't water too much in winter, make sure they're well drained and don't worry too much about light, I have them in north east and west windows, and keep a small jar of water in the middle of my kitchen(which gets almost no light at all) for rooting cuttings

    As far as I know dealing with the offshoots is a matter of personal taste, I prefer to yank them off once they're big enough so as to maintain a single spiky plant (don't wait too long though, they can be incredibly stubborn if you let them go too much)

    That should cover it, if anyone has any more info/observations on whether to leave the side/off shoots on or remove them, please add it as I am not too sure if it's just preference or if, down the road, one practice or the other could cause problems...
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    Can you propagate them by leaf cuttings? If so, do they grow slowly or quickly?
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    Oh and I forgot in my PM (cos you didn't askl [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] )
    they do grow kinda slow, but not too bad, as mentioned I root them in really dim light, but in the past I had them on a windowsill and basically once they have recovered from being "pinched" (takes a week or two, maybe a month) they get going prety quickly
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    Only some can be propagated by leaf cuttings - others seem to refuse. If in doubt and if you have spare leaves - gently pull clockwise and anti-clockwise one of the outer leaves until it comes away. I then replant it in the same pot (lazy) - and dig it up when it has rooted and made more. The variagated cultivars mostly cannot be done like this, and must be divisions.
    Gasterias are similar - but should be more liked in this group because (they are not carnivorous but) they have flowers shaped like stomachs....
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