The plant that we all know as grass is a plant with many benefits. It not only looks beautiful but also adds to the beauty of your rock garden, lawn, or any other space it occupies.

In our world of modernization, people are smart enough to find better alternatives for every useful thing and one such alternative is Dwarf Carpet of Stars.

This resilient plant variety native to South Africa has been known as the best alternative to grass.

Dwarf Carpet of The Stars Nana

Ruschia lineolata is a succulent plant. Succulents are xerophytes with water-storing capabilities due to their thick fleshy leaves.

The Latin term “succus” refers to sap or juice, which is why the term “succulent” originated.

Because Dwarf Carpet of the Stars Nana is a minor variation of Ruschia lineolata, it has been dubbed Dwarf Carpet of the Stars Nana.

This plant is a dwarf variety of plant that grows very low to the ground. It has a dense mat-forming habit, making it an excellent choice for areas where you want low-maintenance ground cover.

Dwarf Carpet of Stars Nana has beautiful, vibrant green leaves that will add some life to any garden or lawn. This plant is also drought tolerant, meaning you won’t have to water it as often as you would other plants.

Features of The Dwarf Carpet of Stars

Evergreen Plant Variety

This is a perennial plant form that stays green and fresh in all seasons. This makes it an excellent choice for creating natural carpets in lawns and gardens.

Grass species are frequently yellow in the fall, which causes the yard to appear unsightly. On the other hand, Dwarf Carpet of the Stars has an advantage over common grasses because it continues to be green throughout the year.

Drought Tolerant

As mentioned earlier, this plant is drought tolerant. It can survive long periods of time without water and will still look beautiful. This makes it a perfect choice for areas that are prone to droughts or have low-water restrictions.

Non-Invasive Plant

Unlike other ground cover plants, Dwarf Carpet of the Stars is noninvasive. It will not spread rapidly and overtake other plants in your garden or lawn. In fact, it’s difficult to get this plant to grow outside of its natural habitat – so you know it won’t be taking over your yard anytime soon!

Versatile Plant

This plant is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. You can use it as ground cover, in rock gardens, as a border plant, or even in containers.


Less than .25 inch


Up to 12 inches


Sandy, gravelly soils; tolerates low fertility and drought

Sun Exposure:

Full sun


Ground cover, rock gardens, borders, containers

Ground Cover Concepts

Planting Dwarf Carpet of the Stars would be a good idea to plant this plant in your garden. It has many benefits and is low-maintenance too, so you won’t have to worry about watering it every day.

Germination: 14 days

Spacing: 12 inches apart from each other for proper growth and finish with an inch between rows

Depth: Press into soil just deep enough that leaves are below surface

Watering Schedule: When there is no rainfall, water lightly once a week or as needed until top two inches dry out before next scheduled irrigation event. Lightweight soils may require less frequent watering while heavy clay soils may need more regular irrigation due to their inability to store moisture longer.

Fertilizing: Do not fertilize the plant during establishment year. Fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer (half of the amount recommended on the package) in early spring before new growth begins and again in late summer after blooming has ceased.

Dwarf Carpet of Stars is an evergreen plant that stays green all year round, making it a perfect choice for areas that experience droughts or have low-water restrictions.

This versatile carpeting plant can be used as ground cover or lawn alternatives, in rock gardens, as a border plant, or even in containers.

Dwarf Carpet of Stars grows less than .25 inch tall and up to 12 inches wide with a soil pH range acidic to alkaline. It thrives in full sun and can be planted in sandy, gravelly soils.

Watering should only take place when there is no rainfall and fertilizing should not take place during the plant’s establishment year.