How to Care for and Cultivate Haworthia Hybrid Amber

The Haworthia Hybrid Amber belongs to the Liliaceae family, specifically the Twelve Juans genus.

The most distinctive feature of Haworthia Hybrid Amber is its coloration and variability. In shady conditions, it tends to appear more green. In environments with significant temperature fluctuations and intense sunlight, the overall color gradually lightens, displaying shades between light pink and yellow, which is exceptionally beautiful. However, Haworthia Hybrid Amber is prone to becoming leggy, which makes it more challenging to cultivate and relatively costly compared to other jade dews. Therefore, it is not recommended for beginners.

Unlike other varieties of jade dews, Haworthia Hybrid Amber requires strong sunlight but should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Excessive light exposure can cause the leaves to turn red, affecting their aesthetic appeal. However, insufficient light can lead to leggy growth and reduced window surface, affecting light transmission. Therefore, it is best to provide diffuse sunlight. If possible, shading nets can be used.

Use deep pots for planting and avoid excessive watering. Watering 2-3 times a month is generally sufficient, with the exact amount depending on the weather conditions. However, it is crucial to maintain a balance—keep it dry rather than wet.

The soil should be well-draining and breathable. A suitable soil mix consists of coarse particle soil and coarse fiber peat in a ratio of 9:1.

Haworthia Hybrid Amber can be propagated through division and seeding, with the growing season in summer.

Planting method for Haworthia Hybrid Amber:

Haworthia Hybrid Amber is relatively difficult to cultivate compared to other succulents. The main challenge lies in its tendency to turn transparent yellow, indicating a low chlorophyll content, which can lead to the death of the entire plant.

The soil should be loose and well-draining. When mixing soil, it is recommended to add vermiculite, pumice, and fine sand or coarse sand. Choose pots with good drainage.

The temperature for the growth of Haworthia Hybrid Amber should be moderate. It is not tolerant of extreme heat or cold, so it is best to maintain room temperature between 18-28 degrees Celsius.

Pay attention to watering. Wait until the soil is completely dry before watering thoroughly. You can use a spray bottle to moisten the environment and maintain humidity. Also, ensure proper ventilation.

Haworthia Hybrid Amber prefers sunlight but cannot tolerate extreme heat. The condition of Haworthia Hybrid Amber largely depends on the amount of light it receives. Therefore, it is essential to experiment and find the right balance. It is recommended to expose it to more sunlight in spring, while in summer, measures should be taken to reduce light intensity, such as using curtains, and watering should be controlled.

During the growth of Haworthia Hybrid Amber, certain considerations should be taken into account. For example, it is advisable to repot every two years, clean and trim excessively long roots, and increase the proportion of large particles in the soil. If flower spikes appear and you do not intend to collect seeds, it is best to remove them to avoid nutrient depletion from the mother plant.