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.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
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Location: Western Washington
Date: 2018-10-15
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-10-16
Top Lithops aucampiae subsp. euniciae 'Gariep Juweel', bottom  Li
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2022-09-01
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-10-06
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-09-04
HYBRID (Lithops salicola ‘Sato’s Violet’) X (Lithops julii
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2022-08-24

Date: 2013-11-16
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 2021-10-03
20 days and recovered from their wrinkled, bare root arrival so n
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-10-17
Lithops julii subsp. julii 'Hotlips' X Lithops julii (C64)
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 22-06-24
xDinterops hybrid. Lithops Lesliei 'Fred's Redhead' x Dinteranthu
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 22-06-24
x dinterops hybrid. Lithops Lesliei 'Fred's Redhead' x Dinteranth
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2019-06-29
cute arrangement of assorted lithops at the 2019 CSSA show
Photo by ljones26
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2014-04-02
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-10-02
Photo by ljones26
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2018-10-30

Date: 2014-09-07
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-10-17
Lithops julii subsp. julii 'Hotlips' X Lithops julii (C64)
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-10-17
Lithops julii subsp. julii 'Hotlips' X Lithops julii (C64)
Location: Louisville
Date: 2020-03-27
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-07-17
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-03-31
Overwintered outdoors in a sheltered spot with some protection an

Date: 2013-01-01
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Indoors - Central Valley area, CA
Date: 2012-03-25
A new succulent in our collection - Lithops
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2022-08-24
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-03-16
Preparing to split again.
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-11-25
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-11-25
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-11-26
Location: At home - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2022-10-10
3rd attempt to grow Lithops
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-10-05
Location: austria / Wiener Neustadt
Date: 2015-09-29
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-07-23
Location: San Joaquin County-at home-indoors
Date: 2012-11-19
Lithops making a bloom

Date: 2015-04-17

Date: 2013-10-09

Date: 2014-04-11

Date: 2013-01-01

Date: 2020-02-26
Unknown window plant included

Date: 2014-02-05
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-12-03
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-12-03

Date: 2014-05-16

Date: 2015-02-24
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-02-09
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2016-11-29

Date: 2016-11-29

Date: 2006-08-15
Photo courtesy of: Martin Heigan
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-07-23
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-08-30

Date: 2014-02-06
Photo by ljones26

Date: 2013-10-09
Location: Oceanside, California 
Date: 2021-05-29
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-08-31

Date: 2012-11-19

Date: 2017-11-16
Location: Indoors - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2014-04-20
Newly acquired Lithops
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-06-29

Date: 2015-02-24
Location: Austria / Wiener Neustadt
Date: 2015-10-12

Date: 2013-02-28

Date: 2012-08-25
my tiny lithops seedlings!

Date: 2013-02-28

Date: 2015-01-06

Date: 2012-09-03
[...my lithop seedlings!]

Date: 2006-08-15
Photo courtesy of: Martin Heigan

Date: 2013-06-29

Date: 2013-05-01

Date: 2013-05-01

Date: 2014-02-06

Date: 2014-02-06

Date: 2013-02-23

Date: 2013-02-23

my friends plant :>
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-22
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-22

Date: 2013-01-01

Date: 2014-02-05

Date: 2014-01-20
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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shoe soles by webesemps Sep 8, 2014 12:35 AM 0
ID question by Baja_Costero Mar 28, 2020 12:02 PM 1
Why it's recommended to NOT plant different species of Lithops together. by HamiltonSquare Mar 24, 2022 7:31 PM 0
Winter by purpleinopp Apr 19, 2022 10:14 AM 3

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