21 Different Types of Zebra Plant Varieties

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Take a look at 21 Different Types of Zebra Plants for your succulent collection, each one of these is stylish and unique in appearance.

 Also known as zebra cactus, there are not just one or two of them but almost two dozen of plants with a striking striped appearance like a zebra skin. Perfect for modern decor, these 21 Different Types of Zebra Plants are easy to grow as well.

Check out our article on growing Haworthias here

Haworthiopsis attenuata vs. Haworthiopsis fasciata

Note: This succulent is often confused with Haworthiopsis fasciata–you can easily differentiate among two as H. attenuata has white tubercles that appear on both the outer and inner surfaces of leaves. However, H.fasciata is fibrous and has comparatively fatter leaves, and has recognizable stripes on the outer sides only.

Different Types of Zebra Plants

Haworthia attenuata

Commonly known as zebra haworthia or zebra plant, it is an attractive, low-growing succulent that produces a rosette of tough, dark green leaves with white tubers. It also has flowers.

1. Haworthia Glabrata

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Botanical Name: Haworthia attenuata v. glabrata

It’s a small succulent featuring rosettes of light to dark or brown-green, fleshy narrow leaves covered with bands of the same color as the foliage.

2. Hankey Dwarf Aloe

Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula

This compact specimen forms a rosette of green to brown leaves covered with white bumps on both sides.

3. Haworthia Radula Variegated

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Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula f. variegata

It features rosettes of fleshy variegated dark green leaves, mottled with uneven patterns of creamy-white, yellow, or pink variegation with white bumps on both sides.

4. Haworthia Enon

Botanical Name: Hawothiopsis attenuata ‘Enon’

This dwarf succulent shows off rosettes of short, fat, firm green leaves that change to yellow-red-tone in stress, with raised white spots

Haworthia fasciata 

Hawothiopsis fasciata plants are small in size, growing up to 4-6 inches tall. They have green and triangular leaves, with narrow white-tipped stripes on the outer side and a non-acute spine at the end.

5. Big Band

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Botanical Name: Haworthia fasciata ‘Big band’

Just like the name, this beautiful clump-forming evergreen perennial is adorned with attractive broad white stripes or bands over fleshy dark green leaves.

6. Super White Zebra

Botanical Name: Haworthia fasciata ‘Super White Zebra’

‘Super White’ has white bumps stripes on the outer side of plumped green leaves. The lines are very pronounced and give it a zebra skin-like appearance.

7. Alba

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Botanical Name: Haworthia fasciata ‘Alba’

This fasciata variety has zebra-like wide white-green streaks on the outside of the green fleshy leaves. It is a compact specimen and looks great in mini pots!

8. Royal Albert

Botanical Name: Haworthia fasciata ‘Royal Albert’

This petite variety forms a cluster of dark black-green pointed foliage with raised white tubercles on the leaf surface.

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Haworthia pumila 

Coming next in the Different Types of Zebra Plants is the pearl plant. This small, slow-growing succulent produces beautiful rosettes of olive green to brown triangular leaves covered with raised white bumps. Tubular brown-white flowers appear in the summertime.

9. Donut

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Botanical Name: Tulista pumila ‘Donuts’

‘Donut’ is a small attractive succulent with rosettes of green leaves covered with donut-shaped tubercles. The foliage is fleshy, tough, upright, often pointed, and incurved.

10. Emperor

Botanical Name: Tulista pumila ‘Emperor’

‘Emperor’ features long, pointed, fleshy gray-green leaves covered with uneven pure white raised spots.

11. Tears of Angels

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Botanical Name: Tulista pumila ‘Tenshi no Namida’

This striking succulent forms small rosettes of green leaves designed in white irregular bumps. The leaves are upright, tough, often pointed, and incurved.

Haworthia reinwardtii

The common name of this succulent is Zebra Wart; this small perennial variety produces a basal rosette of fleshy leaves arranged in a spiral pattern with raised white bumps. Clusters of pink-white blooms appear in spring.

12. Haworthia conspicua

Botanical Name: Haworthia reinwardtii var conspicua

This cultivar forms many upright columnar leaf-clad stems from an offset base. The dark green leaves have raised white tubercles. It gets a red-brown hue in full sun.

Tulista minima

This small stemless succulent commonly has a solitary rosette of hard, fleshy blue-green leaves covered with white bumps. 

13. Tulista Breuer

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Botanical Name: Tulista opalina (M.Hayashi) Breuer

This attractive slow-growing rare succulent produces rosettes of fleshy, hard, light green leaves coated with shiny transparent tubercles.

Haworthia coarctata

This succulent plant forms large clumps in its native habitat. It has a dark green color but obtains a rich purple-red shade in full sunlight. It has small, smooth, and round white tubercles on wide, fatter leaves.

14. Coarctata

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Botanical Name: Haworthia coarctata

It forms large clumps of long stems covered with robust succulent dark green leaves having white ribbing.

Haworthia limifolia

Also known as File Leafed Haworthia, this delightful succulent has broad, triangular to ovate dark green leaves with raised bumps.

15. Haworthia limifolia var. striata

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Botanical Name: Haworthia limifolia var. striata Pilbeam

This cultivar has deep ribs and grooves that are highlighted with white shade, making it one of the showiest of all the Haworthias!

16. Fairy Washboard

Botanical Name: Haworthia limifolia f. variegata

This charming succulent forms a rosette with variegated leaves, triangular to ovate, in green and cream hues.

Some other species also include plants that have zebra-like patterns on their leaves.

17. Crosby’s Prolific

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Botanical Name: Aloe ‘Crosby’s prolific’

This impressive aloe forms a rosette of deep green foliage with raised white spots and serrated edges. It turns orange-red if placed in full sun.

18. Lace Aloe

Botanical Name: Aloe aristata

The extraordinary feature of this aloe variety is the raised white bumps on fleshy green leaves with spiny tips.

19. Tiger Aloe

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Botanical Name: Gonialoe variegata

One of the most beautiful aloe varieties, it features small fat foliage with white streaks on green leaves.

20. Somalian Aloe

Botanical Name: Aloe somaliensis

This beautiful ornamental aloe has green and white patterned fleshy green foliage with toothed edges.

21. Zebra Plant

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Botanical Name: Aphelandra squarrosa

As the name suggests, its foliage has a bold pattern of white-colored veins that look fantastic on the dark green leaves.

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  1. I am new at this, but with your information I found that a plant that I bought as a Zebra plant turned out to be Hawortha Enon. Not that it is that big of a deal, but to me is changes my index of plants. Thanks ever so much. Education is the word.


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