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Haworthias decipiens has a fairly large distribution in the semi- desert southern Great Karoo. The plants occur around Prince Albert, south of Willowmore and also in the Steytlerville area. Like so many other Haworthia species, Haworthia decipiens prefers to grow under the shelter of bushes.

The plants have been found in numerous different habitats. A southern shady inclination is normally preferred.

Haworthias decipiens can fairly easily be grown from seed. Growth is very slow and the plants have to be kept in a protected green house.

Haworthias decipiens wedged between rocks.

Haworthias decipiens.

Haworthia decipiens in habitat near Prince Albert. The plants seldom proliferate from the base, but they do like to grow in groups.