Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus
Odontophorus nanus

The compact and dwarf Odontophorus nanus have leaves that are both thick and soft. It is native to the Western and Northern Cape of South Africa and can grow under 6 inches in height. Belonging to the Aizoaceae family, the plant goes dormant in summer.

Growth Rate

Odontophorus nanus is a slow-growing succulent. However, once they do grow, the wait is worth it because of their appearance and overall look.

Flowering

With its bloom time in late winter and early spring, you will see the growth of flowers that are light yellowish brown, cream, and sometimes even white.

Watering and Feeding

From spring through autumn, water regularly. Water minimally or not at all during winter. Feed only once during the growing season with a fertilizer that includes all micronutrients and is poor in nitrogen.

Soil

Odontophorus nanus is prone to root rot and hence, good drainage is a must. While it will not die in a poor soil mix, give it sandy-gritty soil for best results.

Hardiness

While the plant is flexible when it comes to temperatures, it prefers a bright situation at all times of the year. This is seen in its frost tolerance of -5°C and hardiness zone of 9a to 11.

Light

Your Odontophorus nanus will not do too well without bright and direct sunlight. Protect it from sun exposure during peak hours in the summer by providing partial shade.

Propagation

You can either seed in spring or use cuttings for propagation. A top is to ensure that while sowing the cutting, it is upright so that the roots can grow downward.

Odontophorus nanus is a rare specie of plant and is not easily available everywhere. What makes it so special is its ability to grow at the same pace both indoors and outdoors.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Botanical Name Odontophorus nanus
Common Name Meerkatbekkie
Dormancy Summer
Family Aizoaceae
Flower Color Light yellowishbrown,
Growth Habit Very short
Growth Rate Slow groth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11
Mature Size 12 cm
Native Area South africa
Resistance 5°c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Odontophorus nanus

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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The compact and dwarf Odontophorus nanus have leaves that are both thick and soft. It is native to the Western and Northern Cape of South Africa and can grow under 6 inches in height. Belonging to the Aizoaceae family, the plant goes dormant in summer.

Growth Rate

Odontophorus nanus is a slow-growing succulent. However, once they do grow, the wait is worth it because of their appearance and overall look.

Flowering

With its bloom time in late winter and early spring, you will see the growth of flowers that are light yellowish brown, cream, and sometimes even white.

Watering and Feeding

From spring through autumn, water regularly. Water minimally or not at all during winter. Feed only once during the growing season with a fertilizer that includes all micronutrients and is poor in nitrogen.

Soil

Odontophorus nanus is prone to root rot and hence, good drainage is a must. While it will not die in a poor soil mix, give it sandy-gritty soil for best results.

Hardiness

While the plant is flexible when it comes to temperatures, it prefers a bright situation at all times of the year. This is seen in its frost tolerance of -5°C and hardiness zone of 9a to 11.

Light

Your Odontophorus nanus will not do too well without bright and direct sunlight. Protect it from sun exposure during peak hours in the summer by providing partial shade.

Propagation

You can either seed in spring or use cuttings for propagation. A top is to ensure that while sowing the cutting, it is upright so that the roots can grow downward.

Odontophorus nanus is a rare specie of plant and is not easily available everywhere. What makes it so special is its ability to grow at the same pace both indoors and outdoors.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Botanical Name Odontophorus nanus
Common Name Meerkatbekkie
Dormancy Summer
Family Aizoaceae
Flower Color Light yellowishbrown,
Growth Habit Very short
Growth Rate Slow groth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11
Mature Size 12 cm
Native Area South africa
Resistance 5°c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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