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Haworthia viscosa var. viscosa is widely distributed over the Great Karoo, Little Karoo and Eastern Cape. There is some variation in size and leaf arrangement over the distribution area. In the Little Karoo the plants prefer to grow on shale outcroppings while in the Aberdeen area the plants also grow on plains.

Haworthia viscosa var. viscosa is easily cultivated and does not need any specialized treatment as long as the frost is not severe and the soil is well drained.

Haworthia viscosa var. viscosa Haworthia viscosa var. viscosa growing on shale near Oudtshoorn.

Haworthia viscosa var. viscosa Haworthia viscosa var. viscosa