I got this Haworthia from the greenhouse at a local Home Depot in Chicago. They had just gotten a shipment in of Cacti & Succulents from Altman Plants. I was drawn to this succulent plant because of it's variegation and particularly the ghostly offset you see in the photo. I was equally impressed by the tiny flower and the way it matches the colors in the leaves.
Haworthias are native to South Africa and are winter growers that go dormant during the hot summer months. Haworthia cuspidata is supposedly a cross between Haworthia retusa and cymbiformis and it's been a great plant in the indoor garden. Haworthias prefer filtered light and their small rosette shape make them ideal plants for a collection on a window ledge. Since they're winter growers tending to them can help occupy the boring winter months when there isn't much going on in your garden and we all know that idle hands are the seed catalog's playthings.