This species is found from only one small locality in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. These plants were propagated from material originally collected south of Kleinpoort near Springbokvlakte on west-facing slopes (GM 79). This is an extremely rare Haworthia variety that likely is more common in cultivation than it is in the wild. Bayer (1999) reports that the habitat of at least one locality has been destroyed. These plants are rooted offsets in 3-inch pots.