Welcome on our site, dedicated to a very specific genus of succulent
plants : the Haworthia.
Why the name Alshaworthia ?
Because we are living in a very nice area located in the North-East
of France which is called Alsace, (our village is about 40 km North
of Strasbourg) and because we specially like the Haworthia.
Our passion for succulents started 15 years ago and has increased
more and more with time.We are growing some groups of cacti and succulents
for which we couldnt resist when we saw them, some fat plants
(caudex) and lots of south african plants, and more particularly the
We really discovered them 10-12 years ago, while we were at a plant
sales in Belgium (ELK in Blankenberge) and we met a Belgian man (Diederik
Van den Abbeele) who was selling the surplus of his collection. We
were really fascinated by the variety of their forms, texture and
colours. We can really say that the Haworthia virus started
to make its effect at that time !
We became more and more interested in them and could obtain them from
many people like Cok Grootscholten, South-African nurseries (see sources
page). Now we are growing and propagating almost all the species of
We hope that through the visit of our pages you will share our passion
for these plants and
maybe become fond of them like us !
You will discover many photos of them in our collecion, find information
about our growing and propagation methods, links
Later, we will expand our site to other groups of South-African succulents
that we like also a lot, like Gasterias and Adromischus.
Visit us regularly to discover something new and dont hesitate
to make us your comments or suggestions !
Francoise and Christian Prudhon