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Basic Info

X Gasterhaworthia is also commonly known as the ‘Rosava’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 15 cm (6″) tall. The plants main feature are the green to bright green fleshy leaves covered with dark dots all around.

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Genus: X Gasterhaworthia

Care and Propagation Information


X Gasterhaworthia ‘Rosava’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Rosava healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for X Gasterhaworthia ‘Rosava’

This succulent type is a rare one which blooms in the spring. When it blooms, it can create a beautiful flower. It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.

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Quick Facts:

Where to Plant

X Gasterhaworthia ‘Rosava’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a-11b which is around -1.1 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Rosava in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).

How to Propagate X Gasterhaworthia ‘Rosava’

Rosava can be propagated by leaf cuttings or offsets.  This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate X Gasterhaworthia ‘Rosava’ From Cuttings

When propagating Rosava from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.


How to Propagate X Gasterhaworthia ‘Rosava’ From Offsets

Rosava propagates from offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant, you might wait several years for the main plant to produce an offset. To start this process, use a sharp knife and remove an offset from the main plant. When you remove the offset, clean the extra soil from it. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

Origin and Habitat

Rosava is known to be a hybrid between the Haworthia and Gasteria plant.

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