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Haworthia bruynsii is a rare Haworthia from the Steytlerville area. Superficially the plants look similar to some other Haworthia, e.g. Haworthia bayeri.

There are however notable differences in especially the flowers and roots of the plants, which necessitates it being kept a unique species. Haworthia bruynsii is rather difficult to cultivate and requires careful watering and good drainage of the soil.

The flowers are similar to others in the genus.

Haworthia bruynsii in cultivation.