CONOPHYTUM MINUSCULUM SSP.

CONOPHYTUM SPECIES

Native to South Africa and Namibian. They are small compact, dwarf cushion forming, single bodied, textures, colour, with leaves. The leaves partially or entirely fused along with their centres. Each pair of leaves together prefer as one body. Bodies can be conical, oblong, or cylindrical. spotted or lined, velvety, warty, or windowed, and range in colour from various shades of green and blue-green to brown and red.

Conditions required very bright light and cooler areas. Be very careful not to overwater them. Conophytum split each year ( like lithops) making it easier to count the age of the plant.

conophytum bilobum
conophytum bilobum
CONOPHYTUM BILOBUM SSP ALTUM
CONOPHYTUM BILOBUM SSP ALTUM
CONOPHYTUM AURANTIUM
CONOPHYTUM AURANTIUM

Some questions you could ask?

Conophytum meyeri
Conophytum meyeri

What type of light is best?

Bright but filtered sunlight 

What causes could happen when not give correct sunlight?

Bleach or scorch, weak growth with leaves produced a rather insipid coloration. Growth could cease, and plants eventually die. 

Why is Conophytum wrinkled? 

Light water the leaves will wrinkle. Overwatering causes the leaves to burst.

The period of Dormancy when do you water?

They absorb moisture and minerals from the previous year’s growth. It will appear that it is dying because of its dry-looking leaves. You need not worry as it is only a crust layer of skin forming new plants underneath that normally will double in size. The period you do not water even a little bit as it causes rotting. 

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