The genus Dinteranthus occurs in the north-western parts of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa and the south-eastern parts of Namibia. The small spheroid bodies of these plants resemble other rock-like mesembs such as Lithops. The leaf pairs are separated by a deep cleft from which the flower arises. Unlike other sphaeroids, however, the leaves often have a distinct keel along the lower leaf surface. The plants are popular among collectors. They need excellent drainage and a good deal of light. They should be treated like Lithops, though they require less water.
Dinteranthus microspermus is a small stemless succulent that grows above ground and not markedly buried. It is usually solitary or few branched.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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