A picture of a Dumpling

Dumpling

Conophytum truncatum

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

20cm

50cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Dumpling

Wedged in a crevice.
Growing on rock

Dumpling Overview

Have you ever seen anything like this? For the uninitiated this strange plant must seem extraterrestrial. So it must have appeared also to its discoverers in 1791. Little 'dumplings' crammed in between rock crevices growing like a green mat, all seemingly struggling for a bit of sunlight and space! Why do they do it? These strange plants, unique essentially to South Africa, are little known — even to South Africans! ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Common problems with Dumpling

Special features of Dumpling

Pot plant

Other uses of Dumpling

Nocturnal flowers