Plant Care Fairy Washboard

Fairy Washboard

4.8 out of 5 (98 experiences)

Fairy Washboard has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Fairy Washboard

These tiny succulents are native to Southern Africa, but now grow in homes around the world! Since they're adapted to harsh, dry cliamtes, their succulent leaves store water during the dry season. They also use a special form of photosynthesis that helps them retain water by only exchanging gases at night! 🌌

Taxonomy

Haworthiopsis limifolia
Haworthiopsis
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Fairy Washboard

Water

How often to water your Fairy Washboard

Water needs for Fairy Washboard
0.5 cups
every 12

Fairy Washboard needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Madison, Wisconsin.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Fairy Washboard

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Fairy Washboard in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Growing Fairy Washboard in Madison right now

Light needs for plant Fairy Washboard in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 28th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Fairy Washboard in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will decrease by 35% ☀️

November 27th, 2022

Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 35% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Fairy Washboard in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will decrease by 1.4 hours 📉

November 24th, 2022

This month, Madison is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Fairy Washboard in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fairy Washboard: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Fairy Washboard may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Fairy Washboard

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fairy Washboard: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fairy Washboard after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Fairy Washboard

Nutrient needs for plant Fairy Washboard in Madison, Wisconsin

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 25th, 2022

The growing potential in Madison is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Fairy Washboard is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Fairy Washboard

Fairy Washboard

Fairy Washboard


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Madison, Wisconsin, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Fairy Washboard has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 73
Fairy Washboard has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 16
Fairy Washboard has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Fairy Washboard has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Fairy Washboard has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Fairy Washboard has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Abcd avatar
@Abcd
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 4,923 XP
globe Richmond, VA
03/19/2022

Cool

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@Icecreemman100
leaf-1 95 Plants
xp 5,404 XP
globe Eau Claire, WI
12/28/2021

Will survive anyone who is not the best with plants.

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@Jammin1221
leaf-1 14 Plants
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globe New Paltz, NY
12/01/2021

This plant was very easy to care for .

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Claire avatar
@Claire
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 95 XP
globe West Dundee, IL
11/28/2021

Super cute! Very easy first plant.

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@Emily
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 261 XP
globe Indian Harbour Beach, FL
10/02/2021

The cutest little guy and very sturdy

Survivor Survivor
Elkie avatar
@Elkie
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 122 XP
08/25/2021

its very pretty:) i love its little ridges and everything its so cool pls get one

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Millmolls
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 262 XP
08/21/2021

easy to take care of

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@Dee24
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 85 XP
globe Clacton-on-Sea, England
07/11/2021

just cute and simple

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@Urie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 118 XP
globe Jersey City, NJ
06/30/2021

They’re troopers from relocating across the YS!

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@Mai.denney.plants
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 209 XP
06/27/2021

A good first plant. Easy to look after <3

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Plant parent
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 337 XP
globe London, England
06/23/2021

Easy go manage

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@Designavenger
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 83 XP
globe Dubai
06/22/2021

Less water, less care

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@Mothacademy
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 537 XP
06/22/2021

It will look semi-normal for ages and suddenly a stem will shoot out the middle and flower! Remember to spritz it/keep it away from sunlight as the stem can dry out easily

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Olivia20
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 648 XP
globe Port Washington, NY
06/12/2021

Doesn’t need a lot of water, and thrives in sunlight

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Em avatar
@Em
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 109 XP
globe Coulby Newham, England
06/12/2021

Honestly I’ve had this little guy for so long and even though mine looks a bit worse for ware I’ve had him 4/5 years which includes my neglectful teenage years where I forgot he existed but no matter what this little plant pulls through and I would recommend this plant to anyone who’s new to plants and wants something small and easy to look after

Survivor Survivor
Rachel avatar
@Rachel
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 114 XP
06/07/2021

Grows quite fast and is extremely hearty. It has survived in many different conditions.

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Gracemelissa98
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,257 XP
06/02/2021

This one is a pup I replanted ! She’s thriving! Such an easy plant to take care of and propagate!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Gracemelissa98
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,257 XP
06/02/2021

Such a wonderful plant!! Saw it and instantly fell in love such a fun plant!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Gracemelissa98
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,257 XP
06/02/2021

Sprouts so many pups I’m amazed! It was living in a horribly small pot and being overwatered when i bought it but it’s such a hardy plant it’s still doing great!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Jleonard1693
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 69 XP
06/01/2021

Very easy to take care of.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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