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Where it grows

Conophytum bilobum is native to the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Special features

This Conophytum is a dwarf stemless succulent with dark green leaves. The leaves are shaped in a distinctive ‘lobster claw’-like shape with red lines on the edges. It grows into large clusters of individual heads over time. Produces yellow flowers.

Care Guide

Conophytum bilobum prefers plenty of sun, but should be shaded in summer. Plant it in a gritty, well draining mix, preferably with akadama and pumice. Water this Conophytum carefully in autumn and winter. It is sensitive to overwatering, and the leaves may crack and split if given too much water. It is dormant in summer, and should not be watered at all during the warmer months of the year. Let the soil dry out completely before watering again.

Growing season

Autumn and winter.

Propagation 

Offsets and seeds.

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Product FAQS

In our experience, the best time to repot a succulent is in the beginning of the growing season.

A plant with thick, fleshy tissue, designed for storing water over long periods of time.

If it's only one or two bugs, try to remove them by hand. Alternatively, spray with a pesticide or water with a systemic pesticide. We recommend RoseCare3 or RoseCarePlus, as both these are a combination pesticide and fungicide, which means they prevent insect pests and treat fungal infections.

Succulents do like fertiliser. The general rule of thumb is to fertilise in the growing season. Succulents are quite sensitive, so in our experience halving the recommended dose of general plant fertilizers works well. If it is a fertilizer formulated specifically for succulents and cacti, use the full recommended dose.

Succulents like heavy watering in the growing season, but do need to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.

No, because they are made up of mostly water, they are prone to frostbite.

It is best not to do so. This could stress the plant or burn it. Slowly introduce them by giving them a little bit more exposure each day.

It depends on the amount of sun exposure the window receives. Some succulents will be happy, but the majority will not get enough sunlight to maintain the correct shape. Alternatively, if the window receives too much light, the plant will be burned, as the window will act like a magnifying glass.

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