The Main Plant entry for Living Stones (Lithops)

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Other: Flowering is usually an indication the plant is preparing for its water rest and watering should begin to be reduced.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Terrariums
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: A pollinated seed pod will form a capsule that looks like a pentagon flower shape and will gradually dry to a brown color. It is closed when dry, but if water is placed on it, it will open out to release some of the seeds.
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Plants prefer gravely flats, stony ridges and hills that are made up of granite, quartz, shale, and limestone. The average rainfall for the lithops distribution area is less than 500mm.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Indoors - Central Valley area, CADate: 2012-03-25A new succulent in our collection - Lithops
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Location: San Joaquin County-at home-indoorsDate: 2012-11-19Lithops making a bloom
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Date: 2015-04-17
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Date: 2013-10-09
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Date: 2013-10-09
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Date: 2014-02-06
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Location: Indoors - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2014-04-20Newly acquired Lithops
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Date: 2015-02-24
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Date: 2006-08-15Photo courtesy of: Martin Heigan
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Location: Austria / Wiener NeustadtDate: 2015-10-12
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Location: austria / Wiener NeustadtDate: 2015-09-29
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Date: 2016-11-29
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Date: 2016-11-29
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Date: 2012-11-19
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Date: 2013-02-23
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Date: 2013-02-23
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Date: 2013-05-01
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Date: 2013-05-01
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Date: 2013-06-29
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Date: 2013-02-28
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Date: 2014-01-20
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Date: 2014-02-05
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Date: 2014-02-06
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Date: 2006-08-15Photo courtesy of: Martin Heigan
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Date: 2017-11-16
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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shoe soles by webesemps Sep 8, 2014 12:35 AM 0
Plant rest cycle. by Hallow Jan 6, 2020 1:12 PM 13
Help with sansevieria starfish by mcg19771 Jan 6, 2020 3:18 AM 19
Lithops newbie by CrystalPistol Dec 4, 2019 3:15 PM 8
Needing a few more ID's by bwbillh Nov 23, 2019 9:45 PM 8
Help Identifying this Succulent and if it's dying by WardenJax Nov 20, 2019 12:04 PM 26
Gymnocalycium? by Chrysichthys Nov 18, 2019 6:07 AM 8
Lithops with black dots? by kelapa Nov 4, 2019 10:33 AM 7
Need your help to identify! (Binomial name needed) 10 by NightCrow Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM 1
☯ Welcome☆ by NickyNick Oct 20, 2019 12:58 AM 192
I think I am winning! by Hallow Sep 10, 2019 9:24 PM 14

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