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.
It is a mimicry succulent plant that thrives in dry and desert regions of South Africa, it has reduced leaves which look like, both in colour, texture and shape, the grey stones and pebbles found in their natural homes.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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