Haworthia reticulata var. reticulata is a stemless leaf succulent inclined to form clumps. The leaf rosettes grow about 40 leaves and reach a diameter from 3 cm to 8 cm. The leaves start off erectly, spreading a little, even recurve slightly, but are mainly straight and thickly succulent. The upper surface of the leaf is concave near its base, but convex higher up like the lower surface that is keeled.
Leaves are smooth with a translucent part near their tips as well as a few longitudinal lines across the upper surface. Leaves become 6 cm long and 2 cm wide.
The inflorescence becomes 27 cm tall, culminating in a lax raceme of 16 cm that carries 22 pinkish white flowers spirally arranged. Only up to four flowers open concurrently. The distribution of H. reticulata is in the Western Cape, between Worcester and Bonnievale where it grows in shale and outcrops among renosterbos. The species hybridises easily and grades into geographically adjacent species.
This variety is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Scott, 1985; http://haworthiaupdates.org; www.redlist.sanbi.org).