Dinteranthus Wilmotianus

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This succulent is native to the desert areas of South Africa. It is a popular item for succulent collectors because of its unique physical appearance. Dinteranthus Wilmotianus is often compared to Lithops but grows above the ground.

Dinteranthus Wilmotianus thrives on quartz hills. Interestingly, it will also tend to mimic the appearance of the rocks around it, making it harder to detect this plant. Because of its ability to camouflage, Dinteranthus Wilmotianus doesn’t need many chemicals to protect itself from herbivores.

Scientific Name:Dinteranthus Wilmotianus
Other Names:Golf Ball, Living Stone, Green Stone Plant
Growth Season:Summer Season
Preferred Temperature:24 to 26 degrees Celsius (75 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit)
Hardiness Zone:USDA Hardiness Zones 9a to 11
Average Mature Height & Width:5 centimeters tall and 5 centimeters in diameter
Dormancy:Dinteranthus Wilmotianus do not show apparent dormant seasons, but they typically rest during the colder and winter seasons.
Dinteranthus Wilmotianus Summary

Physical Characteristics

Due to its natural physical appearance, Dinteranthus Wilmotianus seeds are tiny. It also has a small root system. Dinteranthus Wilmotianus is stemless. This succulent forms a sphere-like shape and grows only as a single pair of leaves. The leaves are almost egg-like, smooth, hairless, and dotted in milky white or gray with a hint of pinkish hue. The leaves are semi-ovate with a gap in the middle, blooming beautiful bright yellow and daisy-like flowers during autumn.

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Dinteranthus Wilmotianus Care

Dinteranthus Wilmotianus is a low-maintenance succulent. It only needs a basic watering routine. Always check if the soil is parched before watering. This succulent thrives under bright and full sunlight. It also prefers well-draining soil. You may feed your succulent once during its growing season. Use a high in potassium fertilizer for your Dinteranthus Wilmotianus.

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Dinteranthus Wilmotianus Growth

You may propagate your Dinteranthus Wilmotianus through seeds or by dividing older clumps. Remember to use well-draining sand when sowing the seeds. It is advisable to plant your seeds during the warm season, such as autumn and summer. Cover the seeds lightly with grit and water them with a fungicide from below to avoid damping the soil mixture.

When propagating through dividing, it will help if the clumps have a healthy mother plant to ensure survival once transplanted. You do not need to prune yours. When repotting, you only need to repot this succulent occasionally. Just note that when repotting or choosing a pot, it is better to put them on small pots.

It is a solitary succulent, meaning it prefers to be planted independently and with just enough space to bloom and have offsets. Check if there are any discolorations or if the leaves start getting soft and damp. In some unfortunate cases, you should watch out if mealybugs are attacking your Dinteranthus Wilmotianus.

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