This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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The distribution of Conophytum ernstii subsp. cerebellum seems marginalized to a small area east of Sandberg in Namibia.

The flowering time is in autumn and the flowers are rosy-pink on the outside, changing to whitish in the middle.

Conophytum ernstii subsp. cerebellum is easy to cultivate. Like all Conophytums the plants are dormant in summer and get protected with a white or brown sheath (skin) over the plant bodies during this time. Watering should be minimal during the summer months.

Conophytum ernstii subsp. cerebellum. Plant bodies start to break through the protective skin after the dormant period.

Conophytum ernstii subsp. cerebellum flower.