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Haworthia erii is a mountainous Haworthia found in at least one locality between De Rust and Uniondale. Related plants occur in other areas east of De Rust.

Haworthia erii is especially attractive due to its silvery shiny translucent leaf tips..

The flowering time is in December and correlates with that of Haworthia arachnoidea and Haworthia aranea found further to the west.

The plants were described by Dr. M Hayashi.

Cultivation is not difficult, but care should be taken to prevent the base of the plant to become waterlogged. Propagation is from seed. Growth is slow.

Haworthia erii
Haworthia erii in cultivation.