This genus consists of clump-forming, egg-shaped, perennial succulents with very fleshy leaves. They are covered in dry, papery sheaths and in the spring when the sheaths split open they reveal a new pair of leaves. The flowers are produced from a slight central fissure on upper surface. It is rather difficult to grow, It is frost tender, min 5C and will require a sunny position with well drained soil. Propagation is by seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.
Common problems with Oophytum
How to propagate Oophytum
Seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.