From the foothills of the Groot Swartberg north of Oudtshoorn, Western Cape Province of South Africa, this form of Haworthia scabra has an affinity to H. scabra var. starkiana. The leaves are smoother, longer, and darker than the type species. In some ways, this subspecies looks like a smaller version of H. scabra var. starkiana. These plants are rooted offsets in 3-inch pots.