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Haworthia reddii is a soft leaved succulent plant endemic to the areas of Fort Beaufort and Kingwilliamstown in the Easten Cape Province.

This species is closely related to Haworthia cymbiformis. The plants are easy to cultivate and sucker from the base producing extensive clumps.

The plants look best if they receive fairly good light and are not over watered.

Synonym: Haworthia cymbiformis var. reddii (sensu M.B. Bayer).

Haworthia reddii originating from Waterdown Dam in cultivation.