- Lithops Plant Description
- Lithops Plant Specs and Regions
- Lithops Water and Light Recommendations
- Check Your Zone
Lithops are part of the ice plant family Aizoaceae. With over 400 identified species, this makes for a great succulent to collect. They come in different colors, textures and shapes. They bloom bright daisy like flowers in their growing season. Lithops are also known as pebble plants and living stones. They naturally blend in with their surrounds to avoid being eaten by hungry or thirsty desert creatures. Lithops create small clusters of plants that look great in shallow bowls or planters and with the pairing of actual stones as a top dress, gives them their genuine 'stone face' look. A unique plant to add to your succulent collection.
Native to: South Africa
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: full to bright shade
Bloomtime : Fall through Winter
Bloom color : orange, yellow, pink, purple, white, coral,
Watering needs: In the Summer lithops go through their dormancy stage. Meaning, the plant will stop growing to conserve their energy for their growing season. Please do not water through out this period to avoid root rot. Once the Fall starts you can start watering your lithops once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Available in a small size. (based on availability)
Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant.