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
Failed Adenium sprouting (and lesson learned) by Jai_Ganesha Mar 10, 2018 3:46 PM 0
Indoor tender succulents by valleylynn Mar 19, 2018 8:28 AM 36
Which cacti/succulents do you grow from seed? by Jai_Ganesha Jan 30, 2018 6:55 AM 11
Lithops Types Identification? by ljones26 Jan 27, 2018 11:08 AM 4
Another Succulent ID and 2 Lithops ID! by ljones26 Nov 15, 2017 9:48 AM 5
Seeds? by Lucillle Nov 15, 2017 5:40 PM 12
Lithop from seed help by keithp2012 Oct 31, 2017 1:36 PM 6
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

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