Conophytum burgeri, sometimes referred to as 'Burger's Onion', is a small desert plant that looks like a strange 'strawaberry-coloured' onion and is the oddest member of the genus. It is very slow to clump up; four or five heads being the maximum normally seen in cultivation. Unlike many conophytums (e.g. Conophytum bilobum and Conophytum obcordellum) it is a spring and summer growing plant. During winter the plants are covered by a white sheath. Old plants can reach the size of a small chicken egg.