Haworthia pulchella var. pulchella is a stemless leaf succulent, its leaves arranged in a rosette. The leaves are lance-shaped tapering to acutely pointed tips that curve in. The leaf is flat on the upper surface apart from a slight bulge near the base; a few lines are visible upon it. The lower surface is convex and smooth, a centrally positioned keel is present in the upper part, as well as some longitudinal lines. Leaf colour is dark green, to pale green. Leaf margins are toothed, the apical awn 1 mm long. Leaves become about 27 mm long, 7 mm broad and 1,5 mm thick.
The inflorescence becomes about 33 cm long, culminating in a lax, simple raceme of 10 cm that carries about 12 flowers, spirally arranged. The white flowers have brown keels to the segments of the perianths. Flowering occurs in early summer.
The distribution is in the Western Cape in the vicinity of Touwsrivier, Laingsburg and the Anysberg. The habitat is shaded rock crevices in dry mountain scrub and fynbos. The plant is considered to be rare although its population in habitat is stable early in the twenty first century (Scott, 1985; www.redlist.sanbi.org).