Haworthia is a genus containing around 57 species from the Asphodelaceae family. These succulent plants are small, forming rosettes of chunky leaves. They don't tend to have much of a stem and they form clumps. Plants in this genus are very similar, but their leaves can show wide variation, even within a single species. They enjoy well-draining, gritty soil and full sun to partial shade. If growing as a houseplant, place on a bright windowsill and water infrequently when the soil has thoroughly dried out. Haworthia flowers are small, tubular and double-tipped, often with the petals bending backwards away from the flower throat, this is termed reflexes. The flowers are produced on tall inflorescences which grow 4-5 times the height of the leaf rosette. They are popular garden and container plants. Haworthia attenuata and Haworthia cymbiformis are frequently grown indoors as houseplants or outside in mild climates as garden plants.