Haworthia lockwoodii occurs in the dry areas south of Laingsburg in the Great Karoo. These soft-leaved Haworthias show some affinity with Haworthia mucronata from the Little Karoo and indeed some intermediate populations exist in between the Great- and Little Karoo illustrating the connection. Haworthia lockwoodii is however usually a larger plant and the dying off of the leaf tips during the dry summer is much more pronounced.
The plants also apparently link with Haworthia decipiens.
Propagation is from seed and the plants should be watered with care as Haworthia lockwoodii is fairly prone to rot. Although their natural habitat is in the summer rainfall area, the plants prefer to grow in winter.
Typical habitat of Haworthia lockwoodii south of Laingsburg.
Haworthia lockwoodii in habitat, buried in a protective layer of its own dead leaves.