Haworthia badia is known from a few localities near Napier in the Western Cape.
The attractive plants with a smooth shiny leaf surface are closely related to other spear-point-leaved Haworthia from the western parts of the Western Cape.
The acuminate leaves and shiny leaf surface make this a sought after species. Like other summer flowering Haworthias this species is often not easy to hand-pollinate in cultivation.
Propagation is from seed or leaf-cuttings
The seedlings are slow at first but growth accelerates after a few years.
Synonym: Haworthia mirabilis "badia". (Sensu M.B. Bayer)
The following pictures of Haworthia badia are all taken in habitat between Napier and Caledon.
This species is protected under South African conservation legislation but not under CITES .