97 Best Types of Conophytum Varieties

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Read this article to explore the Best Types of Conophytum Varieties and choose the appropriate or unique one for your succulent collection!

 There are so many different types of Conophytum species available that it can be tough to decide which one to choose. Don’t worry! We have compiled a list of the best ones so you can find the perfect variety for yourself. Read out!

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Best Types of Conophytum Varieties

1. Conophytum pillansii Types of Conophytum Varieties

Botanical Name: Conophytum pillansii

It is an adorable succulent due to its rounded or conical shape. It is typically bright green and has translucent spots on its surface like windows, allowing light to penetrate the leaves.

2. Conophytum khamiesbergense


Botanical Name: Conophytum khamiesbergense

These plants are recognizable by their warts and teeth on the ends of the leaves, which are generally 1.5 cm long.

3. Conophytum wettsteinii


Botanical Name: Conophytum wettsteinii

This plant has a smooth, spotted green body with unscented flowers in various colors, from magenta to pink or sometimes even white as well.

4. Conophytum confusum

Botanical Name: Conophytum confusum

This species was officially discovered in  2015 (Bradleya 33). It was found growing 2 km away from C. bachelorum. Also, it has a flat-topped brown body and pinkish-white flowers.

5. Conophytum friedrichiae Types of Conophytum Varieties

You can find this succulent in the Northern Cape Province of Southern Namibia. It grows at the ground level, and something can be spotted in quartz fields.

6. Conophytum turrigerum


Botanical Name: Conophytum turrigerum

Conophytum turrigerum blooms in the daytime, usually in lilac, pink, or white colors, in fall or summer. This plant also produces fruits in the form of capsules.

7. Conophytum cordatum Types of Conophytum Varieties in pot

Botanical Name: Conophytum cordatum

Its heart-shaped leaves and delicate pinkish-white flowers are odorless and large up to 3cm.

8. Conophytum elongatum


Botanical Name: Conophytum elongatum

It is also known as Conophytum hians and belongs to the group Ruschieae within the genus Conophytum. It was discovered by N.E.Br. in 1927.

9. Conophytum klinghardtense


Botanical Name: Conophytum klinghardtense

It is a small clumping succulent that produces pairs of fleshy leaves that are green-gray in color with yellowish-white blooms.

10. Conophytum minimum


Botanical Name: Conophytum minimum

It is a mat-forming succulent with a good root system and multiple heads, which are connected with stems at the base from where the roots develop.

11. Conophytum verrucosum

Botanical Name: Conophytum verrucosum

Conophytum verrucosum is a small plant without stems and lasts for many years. Its body has a bumpy appearance, just like warts.

12. Conophytum devium

Botanical Name: Conophytum devium

Due to its compact size, this one is accessible to limited space areas like on a patio table or greenhouse shelf. Also, it can survive winter rainfall well!

13. Conophytum albiflorum


Botanical Name: Conophytum albiflorum

It displays a charming, rounded shape with distinct white blossoms, adding a touch of elegance to any succulent collection.

14. Conophytum taylorianum subsp. ernianum

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Botanical Name: Conophytum taylorianum subsp. ernianum

It has small flowers in shades of pink-purple or yellow and displays an abundance of blooming in the latter part of summer.

15. Conophytum bilobum


Botanical Name: Conophytum bilobum

Conophytum bilobum is a great choice among the best types of conophytum varieties, with a two-lobed bodily structure and odorless blooms.

16. Conophytum pubescens


Botanical Name: Conophytum pubescens

Conophytum pubescens is a perennial succulent that forms small clusters of irregularly shaped bodies. Its flowers are white, pink or yellow in hue.

17. Conophytum jucundum


Botanical Name: Conophytum jucundum subs. ruschii

The Conophytum ruschii features long-lasting, pink-magenta-coloured blooms. It can be cultivated both outdoors and indoors.

18. Conophytum taylorianum

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Botanical Name: Conophytum taylorianum

This one displays flat, oval leaves with a pebbly texture. Also, it has a distinct line down the middle of each leaf and produces pink blooms.

19. Conophytum obscurum

Botanical Name: Conophytum obscurum ssp. sponsaliorum

Conophytum obscurum grows low on the hillsides and is extensively found in southern Richtersveld.

20. Conophytum frutescens

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Botanical Name: Conophytum frutescens

It is a slow-growing plant, but its long, bright green stems, adorned with orange to pink blooms, make it a must-have in any succulent garden.

21. Conophytum herreanthus


Botanical Name: Conophytum herreanthus

It is native to South Africa and found in Richtersveld regions, typically within quartzite outcrops. Conophytum herreanthus likes semi-shades or fully sunlit areas.

22. Conophytum rawei

Botanical Name: Conophytum longum

It is also known as Ophthalmophyllum longitubum – a miniature succulent highly valued by enthusiasts for its exquisite features!

23. Conophytum marginatum subs. haramoepense

Botanical Name: Conophytum marginatum subs. haramoepense

It is a beautiful succulent with short lobes which are curved inwards and often nearly fused together.

24. Conophytum odoratum

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Botanical Name: Conophytum odoratum

Its body is 1.2 inches tall, and in its dormancy phase, the old leaves form protective sheaths around the newly emerging ones!

25. Conophytum jucundum subsp. fragile ”middlemostii”


Botanical Name: Conophytum jucundum subsp. fragile ”middlemostii”

It looks more amazing when small, round bodies are adorned with white flowers with yellow centers, just like in the picture above!

26. Conophytum smaleorum

Botanical Name: Conophytum smaleorum

Conophytum smaleorum is a wild plant with small rounded leaves that form small groups, giving it the appearance of lithops. It can also have pink flowers with yellow centers—rare!

27. Conophytum subfenestratum


Botanical Name: Conophytum subfenestratum

You can find these succulents in the rugged landscapes of South Africa. However, spotting them is only possible in autumn, when their gorgeous flowers appear!

28. Conophytum leipoldtii Types of Conophytum Varieties

Botanical Name: Conophytum leipoldtii

This is a small, clumping succulent that produces pairs of fleshy leaves that are green-gray in color.

29. Conophytum velutinum

Botanical Name: Conophytum velutinum

The Latin name “velutinum” means “velvety” and refers to the fuzzy covering on the plant’s body. It produces white or pink-hued blooms.

30. Conophytum chauviniae


Botanical Name: Conophytum chauviniae

This is another top pick among the best conophytum varieties. It is a beautiful succulent with thick, pale green leaves with purple top margins.

31. Conophytum obcordellum

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Botanical Name: Conophytum obcordellum var. ceresianum

Conophytum obcordellum features flowers with large purple to pale yellow center staminodes that open at dusk and emit a fragrance like citrus fruits.

32. Conophytum pageae

Botanical Name: Conophytum pageae

It is an evergreen succulent from the Aizoaceae family. It has a unique cylindrical body with lips that look exactly like humans topped with yellow flowers.

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33. Conophytum acutum

Botanical Name: Conophytum acutum

Conophytum acutum features round and flattened leaves, each displaying distinct patterns and often white in color.

34. Conophytum flavum Types of Conophytum Varieties in hand

Botanical Name: Conophytum flavum

It has a tiny bluish-green body with golden-yellow flowers that open in the morning when it receives the bright sunshine and close in the afternoon.

35. Conophytum uviforme

Botanical Name: Conophytum uviforme

It is a small succulent that reaches up to 4 cm in size and is favored for its attractive appearance, with a globose to egg-like body.

36. Conophytum praesectumTop Types of Conophytum Varieties

Botanical Name: Conophytum praesectum

It was previously known as Ophthalmophyllum praesectum. It has partially fused leaves with a dusty green hue and a translucent upper surface.

37. Conophytum stephanii

Botanical Name: Conophytum stephanii Schwantes

This dwarf succulent boasts bodies with hairy leaves in green to reddish green color and has strong scented blooms in the fall.

38. Conophytum mirabile


Botanical Name: Conophytum mirabile

It has hairy leaves with a pale green color and can be confused with C. stephanii. But its large day-opening flowers set them apart.

39. Conophytum piluliforme


Botanical Name: Conophytum piluliforme

The Conophytum piluliforme has fused leaves with a green-grey color and a spherical appearance.

40. Conophytum pium


Botanical Name: Conophytum pium

It is a type of succulent belonging to the Aizoaceae family from South Africa, particularly in the Western Cape.

41. Conophytum pubicalyx

Botanical Name: Conophytum pubicalyx

The Conophytum pubicalyx has two fused leaves with a green-grey hue and a fuzzy, hair-like texture.

42. Conophytum ficiforme


Botanical Name: Conophytum ficiforme

This succulent forms a dome-shaped clump with two-lobed bodies in grayish green and produces strong, fragrant flowers in fall that usually open in the evening.

43. Conophytum armianum

Botanical Name: Conophytum armianum

It is a member of Batrachia because its skin looks like batrachians, that is, toads or frogs, and Anthony R. Mitchell discovered it.

44. Conophytum ectypum


Botanical Name: Conophytum ectypum

It is a petite succulent variety known for its juicy leaves with old white skin and long tubed pink to white flowers.

45. Conophytum saxetanum


Botanical Name: Conophytum saxetanum

Another of the Best Types of Conophytum Varieties, the Conophytum saxetanum grows densely, forming either small or large compact mats.

46. Conophytum meyeri


Botanical Name: Conophytum meyeri

Conophytum meyeri is a small and sturdy plant that grows like a cushion and has daisy-like flowers. Its leaves are different shapes, from whitish-green to bluish-grey.

47. Conophytum comptonii


Botanical Name: Conophytum comptonii

This one is a plant that is simple to care for. It blooms with yellow flowers during winter, particularly in late winter to late spring.

48. Conophytum maughanii

Botanical Name: Ophthalmophyllum maughanii

It is a dwarf succulent with one body that is soft, jelly-like, and 10-15 mm tall. Also, its pink to white flowers are nocturnal.

49. Marble Buttons


Botanical Name: Conophytum calculus

Marble Buttons are from the rainfall regions of South Africa, with a spherical body of up to 2.5cm that forms a clump by multiplying with age.

50. Conophytum irmae


Botanical Name: Conophytum irmae

The Conophytum irmae has rounded leaves that are pale green with yellow showy flowers.

51. Conophytum auriflorum

Botanical Name: Conophytum auriflorum

It is also known as subspecies auriflorum. It has a cone-shaped dark green body with reddish sides.

52. Conophytum brunneum

Botanical Name: Conophytum brunneum

The Conophytum brunneum has cylindrical bodies with two fleshy leaves fused entirely. The leaves are reddish-brown and rough-textured, resembling a tiny nut or seed.

53. Conophytum pellucidum


Botanical Name: Conophytum pellucidum Schwantes

Conophytum pellucidum is a succulent with greyish-brown leaves and long-tubed white or pink diurnal flowers. It can be seen in late summer or fall!

54. Conophytum joubertii


Botanical Name: Conophytum joubertii

The Conophytum joubertii has a pebble-like appearance, and it looks more adorable when its purple color blooms emerge.

55. Conophytum crateriforme

Botanical Name: Conophytum crateriforme

Conophytum crateriforme has a cup-shaped body that gives it the appearance of a tiny crater and is adorned with a pink flower in the middle!

56. Conophytum truncatellum


Botanical Name: Conophytum truncatellum

This tiny succulent plant is called “truncatum.” which describes its unique feature in that the leaves look like they’ve been chopped. It forms a dense cluster of small mounds, with many leaf pairs huddled together.

57. Conophytum caroli


Botanical Name: Conophytum caroli kilprand

Conophytum caroli is an exceptional one out of the other types of conophytum variants. Do you know why? Look at it, and you will know easily!

58. Conophytum bolusiae

Botanical Name: Conophytum bolusiae

It is a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts. Why? Because of its intricate leaf patterns and compact size.

59. Conophytum wittebergense

Botanical Name: Conophytum wittebergense

This is a small, low-growing succulent plant with a silvery-green bodies and dark spots—bright red to the back. Its flowers emit a strong smell.

60. Conophytum jucundum


Botanical Name: Conophytum jucundum

This one has derived its name from the Latin word ” jucundum,” meaning joyful or pleasant, making it one of the best types of conophytum varieties.

61. Conophytum carpianum L.Bolus

Botanical Name: Conophytum carpianum L.Bolus

This variety is generally found in the Gariep Mountain Succulent Shrubland, typically growing on steep granite slopes covered with moss!

62. Conophytum jarmilae ‘danielii’

Botanical Name: Conophytum jarmilae ‘danielii’

The Conophytum jarmilae ‘danielii’ has two-lobed leaves with pink and white petaled flowers.

63. Conophytum lithopsoides

Botanical Name: Conophytum lithopsoides

Conophytum lithopsoides, with its two fused leaves that are reddish brown in color, looks like a split rock.

64. Conophytum limpidum


Botanical Name: Conophytum limpidum

The translucent leaves of the Conophytum limpidum allow light to pass through, giving it a ghostly appearance.

65. Conophytum longibracteatum


Botanical Name: Conophytum longibracteatum

This plant has elongated, cylindrical leaves with a dusty green hue and long, hair-like bristles.

66. Conophytum concavum

Botanical Name: Conophytum concavum

Its name concavum means concave or hollow, which refers to the upper surface of the body. It has opposite leaves merged in one body, forming a dense clump.

67. Conophytum loeschianum


Botanical Name: Conophytum loeschianum

The Conophytum loeschianum has pale green leaves with a reddish-brown line around the edges.

68. Conophytum lydiae

Botanical Name: Conophytum lydiae

Conophytum lydiae is a dwarf-leaf succulent with cylindrical shaped bodies with pink or white flowers that are often reddish-pink from the tips.

69. Conophytum luckhoffii


Botanical Name: Conophytum luckhoffii

The Conophytum luckhoffii has two greyish-green leaves adorned with beautiful blooms.

70. Conophytum cubicum

Botanical Name: Conophytum cubicum Pavelka

Conophytum cubicum is a unique member of the best types of conophytum varieties. Petr Pavelka discovered it on the quartzitic hill of Eksteenfontein.

71. Conophytum lithopsoides subs. koubergense

Botanical Name: Conophytum lithopsoides subs. koubergense

Conophytum lithopsoides subs. koubergense is succulent with a reddish bodies 10-30 mm in diameter, similar to dwarf Lithops.

72. Conophytum marginatum

Botanical Name: Conophytum marginatum Lavis

The Conophytum marginatum has a pear-shaped bodies with thick fleshy leaves and red lines on the edges.

73. Conophytum minusculum

Botanical Name: Conophytum minusculum

It is a perennial succulent that forms low mats with light brown or white spotted leaves.

74. Conophytum minitum

Botanical Name: Conophytum minitum

The Conophytum minitum has tiny, spherical leaves with a green-grey color and a bumpy, pebbled texture.

75. Conophytum hermarium


Botanical Name: Conophytum hermarium

This is a must-have for any collection of the best types of conophytum varieties. It produces long-lasting magenta-coloured flowers in winter.

76. Conophytum quaesitum

Botanical Name: Conophytum quaesitum

The Conophytum quaesitum has bi-lobed light green color hairy leaves that grow in clusters. Its blooms attract night-flying insects.

77. Conophytum depressum

Botanical Name: Conophytum depressum

It is a plant with an inverted cone-like shape that appears sunken or depressed.

78. Conophytum ratum

Botanical Name: Conophytum ratum

The Conophytum ratum has two fused leaves with a green-grey color and a pattern of raised bumps, resembling a tiny mountain range.

79. Conophytum youngii

Botanical Name: Conophytum youngii

Conophytum youngii is an ice-tree plant. It is dusty green, and in dormancy, it becomes red and produces purple flowers.

80. Conophytum bachelorum

Botanical Name: Conophytum bachelorum

The Conophytum bachelorum is a purplish button-like succulent that was discovered in the late 1970s.

81. Conophytum blandum

Botanical Name: Conophytum blandum

It is a small, robust groundcover plant with 4 cm tall and 3 cm thick leaves that are triangular from the tips and have red to green or deep purple-colored margins.

82. Conophytum ricardianum

Botanical Name: Conophytum ricardianum

The Conophytum ricardianum is pale green and has a rough, bumpy texture that resembles a miniature boulder.

83. Conophytum uviforme


Botanical Name: Conophytum uviforme

This one has a pale-grey to red-gray hue and cylindrical, tubular-shaped bodies with white flowers.

84. Conophytum achabense

Botanical Name: Conophytum achabense

Conophytum achabense has a striking appearance and features plump, gray-green leaves with pinkish-white blooms.

85. Conophytum tantillum


Botanical Name: Conophytum tantillum

The Conophytum tantillum is a densely branched succulent which is adorned for its yellowish green with red or dark green dots on the bodies.

86. Conophytum ernstii


Botanical Name: Conophytum ernstii

Conophytum ernstii is a beautiful member of the best types of conophytum varieties. It has thick, rounded leaves in a dark green color.

87. Conophytum truncatum


Botanical Name: Conophytum truncatum

This succulent forms tight mounds, sometimes with hundreds of pea-shaped heads. Each leaf is grey-green in color with dots on its entire body.

88. Conophytum bicarinatum


Botanical Name: Conophytum bicarinatum

The Conophytum bicarinatum has two fused leaves with a green-grey color, making it worth adding to your succulent garden.

89. Conophytum violaciflorum


Botanical Name: Conophytum violaciflorum

This one is named for its delicate, purplish-violet flowers blooming in the center, resembling a miniature floral arrangement.

90. Conophytum angelicae

Botanical Name: Conophytum angelicae

Conophytum angelicae is a distinct succulent with thick leaves in different shades, such as green, purple, brown, and pink. It displays tiny nocturnal bloom in fall.

91. Conophytum hyraces

Botanical Name: Conophytum hyraces

The Conophytum hyraces was discovered in 2007. It is a dwarf variant of C. chauviniae, according to some persons.

92. Conophytum breve

Botanical Name: Conophytum breve

The Conophytum breve has a green-grey color and a rounded, compact shape, resembling a miniature bouncy ball.

93. Conophytum antonii

Botanical Name: Conophytum antonii

It is an attractive plant with smooth, round leaves that range from pale green to a deep, earthy brown.

94. Conophytum burgeri


Botanical Name: Conophytum burgeri

The Conophytum burgeri has a glossy appearance and sprouts a lovely purple flower in early autumn.

95. Conophytum fulleri


Botanical Name: Conophytum fuller

This one is a must-have for anyone seeking out the best conophytum varieties. It has flattened blue-green leaves and whiteish-pink, daisy-like flowers.

96. Conophytum calculus subsp. vanzylii

Botanical Name: Conophytum calculus subsp. vanzylii

Found in bushmanland, the Conophytum calculus subsp. vanzylii is a variety with a stone-like appearance.

97. Conophytum tantillum subsp. amicorum

Botanical Name: Conophytum tantillum subsp. amicorum

This succulent has thick bodies that are always unlined and gives rise to beautiful yellow daisy-like blooms.

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