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Pleiospilos compactus subsp. compactus is widely distributed in the Little Karoo where the plants are often found on shale outcroppings growing in full sunlight.

Pleiospilos compactus subsp. compactus is easy to grow from seed, or plant cuttings.
As with most succulents, the cutting should be allowed to dry in the shade for a few days or even weeks before planting. Cuttings will root quicky in moist neutral peat.

The plants can withstand long periods of drought.

Pleiospilos compactus subsp. compactusPleiospilos compactus subsp. compactus flowering in habitat.