This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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Haworthia sordida var. sordida (sordida means dirty appearance) is a blackish green Haworthia from the area between Steytlerville and Addo.

The plants are relatively difficult to cultivate and special care and good drainage is required. Growth is very slow and seedlings take many years to reach maturity.

In a greenhouse Haworthia sordida var. sordida loses its sandy dirty look after time, and the plants become notably handsome.

Haworthia sordida var. sordida Haworthia sordida var. sordida in habitat in the Steytlerville district.