A small rosetted succulent that often grows in dense clusters. Leaves are blue-green in colour, fleshy and glossy in appearance. They are set deep into the soil, so often only the leaf-tips are visible, this is an adaption to protect itself from the hot sun. Variety is a term used for naturally occurring variants within a species, this is specific to wild plant populations and different to the horticultural cultivars used in gardening. There are around 13 distinct varieties of Haworthia cooperi. The flowers are small, insignificant, two-lipped and insect-pollinated (long tongue flies).