Haworthia is a genus of succulent plants native to Southern Africa, belonging to the Asphodeloideae family. They resemble miniature aloes, but their flowers are distinctive in appearance. Haworthias are small succulent plants, forming rosettes of leaves from 3-30 cm in diameter, depending on the species. These rosettes are usually stemless but in some species stems reach up to 50 cm. The inflorescences of some species may exceed 40 cm in height. The plants can grow solitary or can be clump-forming. Most species have firm, tough, fleshy leaves, usually dark green in color, whereas others are softer and contain leaf windows with translucent panels through which sunlight can reach internal photosynthetic tissues.