- Lithops, native to Southern Africa, are also known by the name ‘Living Stones’ because of their resemblance to pebbles and rocks that scattered around their natural surroundings. Lithops are tiny slow-growing plants that grow close to the ground. Each plant has an underground stem with a long root that connects to two above-ground thick leaves that are merged together at the soil level.
- Lithops usually bloom white or yellow flowers from between the two leaves in the summer.
- All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
- Full sun.
- Porous and well-drained potting soil or cactus mix.
- Do not overwater or else the leaves will burst, causing the plant to die. Do not water in the summer since the plant is dormant and also do not water in the winter. It’s best to water during spring and when flowers bloom/new leaves appear.
- Lithops prefer warm weather but can survive cold winter with temperatures as low as 55˚F (13˚C).
- You can propagate Lithops from seeds