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Haworthia cooperi var.venusta is known from one locality in the Alexandria district south of Grahamstown.

This remarkable variety is covered with white hairs, an uncommon feature in the genus Haworthia, although some retuse plants have been discovered recently, with a similar characteristic.

Haworthia cooperi var.venusta is in high demand by collectors.

The plants seem to be more difficult in cultivation then other Haworthia cooperi varieties

Haworthia cooperi var.venustaHaworthia cooperi var.venusta in habitat.