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Conophytum obcordellum

Scientific Name:

Conophytum obcordellum

Common name:

Dumpling, Greater Dumpling, Spotted Buttons










South Africa

Hardiness Zone:

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The Conophytum obcordellum succulent is a unique and fascinating plant native to the Namaqualand region of South Africa. It is one of the smallest species in the genus, with individual plants rarely growing more than 2 cm in diameter. Its small size belies its remarkable beauty, as it produces striking yellow flowers that are almost as wide as the plant itself. The leaves of this succulent are rounded and plump, giving it an almost pebble-like appearance. The leaves are usually green or greyish-green in color, but they can also take on a reddish hue when exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. When it comes to care requirements, Conophytum obcordellum prefers well-draining soil and plenty of bright light. It is best kept indoors during cold winter months, as temperatures below freezing can cause irreparable damage to its delicate foliage. During warmer months, however, this succulent can be moved outdoors where it will thrive in full sun or partial shade. This particular species has been cultivated by gardeners since the late 19th century and continues to be a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts today due to its low maintenance needs and attractive blooms. With proper care and attention, Conophytum obcordellum can bring life and beauty into any home or garden!
The Conophytum obcordellum succulent is best suited to bright indirect light. This means that it should be placed in an area where it receives some direct sunlight, but not too much - just enough to provide the plant with a bright and airy atmosphere. It can also tolerate medium light, so you could place it in a slightly shadier spot if necessary. However, avoid placing it in low light areas as this will cause the plant to become leggy and weak.
The Conophytum obcordellum succulent prefers a well-draining soil that is sandy and slightly acidic. It should be kept moist but not wet, so a mix of coarse sand, perlite, and potting soil is ideal. Make sure to use a pot with drainage holes to prevent the roots from becoming waterlogged.
The Conophytum obcordellum succulent is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal watering. Water it sparingly, only when the soil has completely dried out between waterings. This succulent prefers to be watered lightly and infrequently, so aim for about once every two weeks in the summer and once a month in the winter.
The ideal humidity conditions for the Conophytum obcordellum succulent are low to moderate. It prefers a dry climate, so it should not be exposed to too much moisture. However, if you want to give your plant some extra care, misting it once or twice a week can help keep its leaves hydrated and healthy.