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amphirion

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lol. as opposed to fake plastic plants.

i used to think neps were expensive...

just wanted to create a thread of my kids---most are offsets, so i'll update this thread over time i guess...

to start things off:
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elgecko

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Think we have the same plant here. LOL

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Think we have the same plant here. LOL

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seems like it! actually, yours looks a lot more compact. im currently growing two different clones, one with elongated leaves, and another with more compact leaves. personally i like the compact one much more. i saw you also have the "white christmas" truncata.... must have cost an arm and a leg!

heres a few more:

 
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Nice looking plants!

Really like the white looking one.

seems like it! actually, yours looks a lot more compact. im currently growing two different clones, one with elongated leaves, and another with more compact leaves. personally i like the compact one much more. i saw you also have the "white christmas" truncata.... must have cost an arm and a leg!
Actually I haven't received the plant yet. Just bought it the end of week.
Price wasn't bad, although, it tiny. From the pictures it looks like maybe the size of a pencil eraser / pea, and showing no other color the green. I'm guessing it will color when it gets larger....I hope. It's attached to the variegated leaf it was started from.
 
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Nice looking plants!


Actually I haven't received the plant yet. Just bought it the end of week.
Price wasn't bad, although, it tiny. From the pictures it looks like maybe the size of a pencil eraser / pea, and showing no other color the green. I'm guessing it will color when it gets larger....I hope. It's attached to the variegated leaf it was started from.

ah....

so here's the thing, the majority of haworthia variagates are quite unstable-- there are only a handful of cultivars in which the variegation carries over consistently from offset to offset. the majority produce a crapshot with everything in between-- non-variegated, mildly variegated, highly variegated, and chlorophyll free. just be wary of those selling you the non-variegated offsets while claiming it to be the variegated deal--they are significantly cheaper for a reason. likewise, dont go for the sparsely chlorophyll offsets either--there is a chance that the plant will no longer produce leaves with chlorophyll; once the leaves with chlorophyll die, the entire plant will follow suite.

here's what im talking about:

pygmaea 'tiger' non-variegated offset:
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pygmaea 'tiger' - actually variegated
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haworthia with no chlorophyll- must stay anchored to the mother plant or it dies.

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that being said, non-variagated offsets from a variegated parent do have a higher chance of possibly producing a variegated plant than a normal type plant with no variegated history, but we're talking about 1 in 100 vs 1 in 1000 odds.
 
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Thanks for the info. I was wondering how it worked. I saw many that stated "variegated, non variegated offset".

The Haworthia Obtusa Variegated cv.'Marin' is one that said non variegated offset. I didn't pay much for it and liked the looks of the plant even if it stays all green.

I am a bit worried about the "White Christmas" now showing proper color. I got it for $27.00.
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Thanks for the info. I was wondering how it worked. I saw many that stated "variegated, non variegated offset".

The Haworthia Obtusa Variegated cv.'Marin' is one that said non variegated offset. I didn't pay much for it and liked the looks of the plant even if it stays all green.

I am a bit worried about the "White Christmas" now showing proper color. I got it for $27.00.
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Well, we can wait it out and see. Sometimes initial variegation is so faded that it doesn't look variegated. My humble opinion (still relatively new at this as well), it's looking like it's going to end up as a non-variegate. Best of luck!
 

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Maybe I'll get lucky and if it doesn't variegate now, maybe some offshoots years down the road. LOL

Noticed might have another of the same plant:
Haworthia cooperi Fma. pilifera?

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Maybe I'll get lucky and if it doesn't variegate now, maybe some offshoots years down the road. LOL

Noticed might have another of the same plant:
Haworthia cooperi Fma. pilifera?

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quite possible, do you have location data with yours? ive got a handful of obtusa hybrids. the pointier one being yamada black. the other obtusa/cooperi being the ISI1762 clone, which is arguably the most attractive wildtype obtusa of the bunch. windows are quite large and transparent, almost allowing you to see the substrate through the windows.

came back with another pic, this time of an Haworthia 'Mumon Black' offset that was received at the end of May with no roots. Not shabby at all if i do say so myself!
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AstroTurf farm is amazing! It works really well for the plants. Wonder if I can grow other things like cephs and heliamphora with it too.
 

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The Haworthia Obtusa Variegated cv.'Marin' is one that said non variegated offset. I didn't pay much for it and liked the looks of the plant even if it stays all green.

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Likely why it was inexpensive. If the leaf is still in good shape after the pup as grown large enough to be on its own, you could try separating the variegated leaf from the pup and try to get a new offset in hopes of getting a variegate.
 
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