Lithops plants, or “Living Stones” are small unique succulents that are native to the deserts of South Africa. They generally stay under 2inches and often resemble cloven hooves. Lithops thrive in compacted, sandy soil with little water and blistering hot temperatures. It stores an abundance of water in its thick leaves and generally only has to be watered once or twice a year during Summer. This plant is very drought resistant, so it is better to underwater it than to overwater it! Due to its minimal watering requirements, this unique plant makes a perfect gift for those that don't have a green thumb.
- Care: Easy
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Lighting Requirements: Bright, Indirect Sunlight, or Full Sun
- Temperature: 65-75F
- Humidity: Moderate-High
- Water: Do not water in winter or when a Lithops is splitting. Begin watering in the Spring only when the older, outer leaves have shriveled into paper-thin sheets. Water VERY sparingly in summer ONLY if you notice severe wrinkling on the top of its leaves.
- Soil: Coarse, Gritty, Well-Draining Succulent/Cactus Soil Mixes, or Sand mixed with a small amount of potting soil.
- Propagation: Seeds
- Pet-Friendly: Yes!