Is there anything more soothing than rainfall on a summer morning? There’s something incredibly calming about the rhythmic drumming of the raindrops against the roof, the neon-green hue of the plants against the dark sky, and the tiny beads of moisture as they roll off the leaves.
Now, you can bring the magic of that rainfall into your home with this jaw-droppingly gorgeous succulent. Its leaves look just like raindrops, and honestly, it’s so lovely it doesn’t even seem real. Read on for more about this otherworldly plant.
Haworthia cooperi: the Fairest Succulent of All
This succulent is a varietal of Haworthia cooperi—most are a type of Haworthia cooperi var. truncata. These 3-inch-tall, 3-inch-wide beauties are known for their fat, jelly-filled leaves that look exactly like droplets of water. Native to South Africa, they’re the perfect indoor plant here in the U.S.
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#haworthiacooperi #haworthiacooperitruncata It’s sad not being at work doing what I love 💐 but we all have a role to play here. Stay home and watch your plants grow 🌱🌵 This haworthia seems to be a huge trend right now and I totally get it, it’s a chubby little cluster of fat translucent jelly guys. These stemless succulents are endemic to South Africa. They enjoy humidity, bright indirect light, and a well draining, loose medium to grow in. My succulents all grow in a mixture I make of equal parts Coir/coconut fibre Spagnum Moss Perlite or vermiculite Coarse orchid bark Small LECA balls and Worm Castings All of these can be found at Canadian tire and Home hardware. This loose, large particle potting mix allows for fast drainage and lots of air space around the roots. This is vital for succulents because there is nothing they hate more than wet feet. I let this haworthia dry out between watering. With succulents I always water from the bottom by soaking in a dish and then drain afterwards. This haworthia needs bright light to thrive but in direct sun will begin to turn reddish and wrinkled. Where he lives he gets two hours of morning sun directly on his leaves and then enjoys the bright indirect light in my room the rest of the day.
As the Insta post notes, these succulents need low indirect light and only require watering when the soil is very dry, so they’re a good plant even if you can’t devote time every day. It’s also best to keep them in soil that drains well.
Where Can I Get One?
Unfortunately, these plants are growing rarer and rarer—probably because everybody wants one! If you have your heart set on this unique succulent, don’t delay. We found them on esucculent.com.