The Main Plant entry for Living Stones (Lithops)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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
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


Discussion Threads about this plant
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shoe soles by webesemps Sep 8, 2014 12:35 AM 0
Fall Bloomers by Bubbles Oct 18, 2017 3:17 PM 15
Lithops!! by Lucillle Sep 29, 2017 10:10 AM 3
Succulent/Cactus Seedling Identification by wessel_mulder Sep 13, 2017 1:56 AM 8
Largest in the world ?? by gasrocks Sep 7, 2017 10:28 PM 10
Your feedback on succulent genus pages in the database please by Baja_Costero Aug 3, 2017 6:33 PM 10
Hardy succulents for outdoor pot culture by Overgrown_suncity Jul 28, 2017 9:21 AM 8
plant naysayers by Jai_Ganesha Jul 24, 2017 5:07 AM 25
My succulents by cu455 Jul 14, 2017 6:39 AM 2
What are these seeds? by allentomb May 28, 2017 4:07 PM 2
small containers & what to plant? by UrbanWild May 19, 2017 8:36 PM 11

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