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Livonia,Mi (Zone 6a)
Mrcreepercraft48
Apr 23, 2017 4:20 PM CST
I want to know how to take care of my spit rocks perfectly so they live a long time a flower and stuff I'm really having trouble on which seasons do I water them how much to I water them what amount of water do I give to them etc I would really appreciate if someone could help me
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DaisyI
Apr 23, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Welcome!

I used to kill every little split rock I got. Then one winter, I was down to one little 'rock' in a formly full pot. I got so mad at it that I stuck it outside in the carport (still lived in California) and said to it "just die, I don't care anymore".

In the spring, I found it. Alive. And doing GREAT!

So, .... I don't water them in the winter. I have them sitting in a spot that gets really bright light but no direct sun. And, I only water them when they get soft. They do bloom.

That's all I've got. Next!
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greene
Apr 23, 2017 4:42 PM CST
I mostly ignore the succulents and let them get by with whatever rain falls from the sky.
I had to look up the botanical name for Splitrock. Pleiospilos nelii.
One of the NGA members who has this plant is @Ecograndma. Maybe she can give some suggestions for care.
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purpleinopp
Apr 24, 2017 11:42 AM CST
What is your general location? Everything in gardening is affected by location/climate.
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tarev
Apr 24, 2017 1:23 PM CST
Split rock is one of my nemesis. Needs very well draining media..likes very rocky media. This is one succulent that needs to really go very dry after watering. And when you water, do it very lightly direct around the plant and then let it dry. I always make a mistake on this one, I can make it live from late Spring to early winter. I always get bummed at overwintering, it seems it has quite a much longer dormancy time here. So far have not ventured to get a new one, but in time will try it again.

Something I read about and observed as well before, once it is in splitting mode, don't be alarmed, it is natural for the older outer leaf to slowly dry out. I think this was also my early mistake before, I thought it needed water...nope..it does not, so I did it again, killing it again. So got to leave it alone when it is doing its splitting mode.
Livonia,Mi (Zone 6a)
Mrcreepercraft48
May 14, 2017 3:59 PM CST
purpleinopp said:What is your general location? Everything in gardening is affected by location/climate.
near the border of Indiana in Michigan

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