Haworthia coarctata, also known as Crowded Haworthia, has thick, triangular-shaped leaves with white stripes and a deep green tint. It belongs to the group of Haworthiopsis species that are frequently grown for their ornamental qualities. Both indoor and outdoor growers love to use this lovely succulent.
Haworthia coarctata is a small, slow-growing succulent native to South Africa. This plant derives its scientific name from the family name Asphodelaceae and the species name coarctata, which means “compressed”, referring to the plant's tightly packed, flat leaves.
This succulent can store water in the leaves, making it a drought-tolerant plant that can go for long periods without watering.
To identify it, look for a small, stemless rosette of fleshy, green leaves with raised white or transparent bumps or "windows." The leaves are typically no more than 3 inches (8cm) long and have a rough, textured surface. The plant may also produce small, white flowers on a thin stalk.