Plant Care Haworthia cooperi

Haworthia cooperi

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Haworthia cooperi has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Haworthia cooperi has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Cooper's Haworthia, Cushion Aloe, Window Haworthia, Alien Egg Succulent, alien eyes haworthia, truncata and Haworthia Cooper

Taxonomy

Haworthia cooperi
Haworthia
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Haworthia cooperi

💦 Water

How often to water your Haworthia cooperi

Water needs for Haworthia cooperi
0.5 cups
every 12

Haworthia cooperi needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Haworthia cooperi

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Haworthia cooperi in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Haworthia cooperi: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Haworthia cooperi may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Haworthia cooperi in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Haworthia cooperi

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Haworthia cooperi: 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 Haworthia cooperi after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Haworthia cooperi is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Common Haworthia cooperi Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Haworthia cooperi thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Haworthia cooperi Water Frequency →

Haworthia cooperi Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Haworthia cooperi may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Haworthia cooperi Light Requirements →

Haworthia cooperi Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Haworthia cooperi is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Haworthia cooperi prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Haworthia cooperi Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Haworthia cooperi is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Haworthia cooperi →

When and How to Successfully Repot Haworthia cooperi →


💩 Fertilizer

Haworthia cooperi grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Haworthia cooperi →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Haworthia cooperi to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Haworthia cooperi is native to Southern Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Haworthia cooperi bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Haworthia cooperi Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Haworthia cooperi grows in a rosette pattern, with leaves neatly arranged in a circle. New growth will emerge from the center.

How and When to Prune Haworthia cooperi →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Haworthia cooperi can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Haworthia cooperi. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Haworthia cooperi

Haworthia cooperi

Haworthia cooperi


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Haworthia cooperi has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Haworthia cooperi has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Haworthia cooperi has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Haworthia cooperi has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@R_L15748 avatar
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leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 18,312 XP
12/08/2021

Don’t over water!!

Survivor Survivor
@TheGoodWench avatar
@@TheGoodWench
leaf-1 137 Plants
xp 16,096 XP
globe Gilbert, AZ
11/27/2021

Such a cute plant. Thriving in indirect light. Love it.

Fast grower Fast grower
@Teppipot avatar
@@Teppipot
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 1,081 XP
07/09/2021

The Hawerthia Cooperi is one of my all time favourite succulent species. It’s so beautiful with its water drop look and fine details. It’s very resilient and easy to look after as well!

Survivor Survivor
Alyssa avatar
@Alyssa
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 88 XP
07/01/2021

super cute and easy to care for,, i absolutely adore my cute little one

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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