Lithops spp. (Living Stone Plant)


Lithops can be considered one of the ultimate desert plants, being able to live long periods without water and can be very easily killed if given too much water. Lithops are succulents able to survive high sun and extreme neglect. They form very small compact clusters that have 3 to 5cm yellow or white flowers in autumn.

Note: The photo represents a typical plant, plants are selected randomly from available stock and may vary. 

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Position - full sun to partial shade in covered areas to control watering. Not suited for gardens.

Watering - should be watered well but should dry out completely after watering; shallow pots will help with this. Plants will survive without water for many months but need water a few times over the warmer months. The plant will tell you if it needs water, as leaves will soften a little. When new leaves are growing do not water. Overwatering can kill Lithops, if in doubt, don't water.

Feeding -  25% of recommended dosage monthly in growing period. The less fertiliser, the better the shape of the plant. Fertilisers high in nitrogen can produce larger plants with less colour.

Repotting - can be left to overgrow their pots or repotted in the warmer months in a well-drained potting mix.

Additional information

Sunset Dancer

Large size basket, overhang typically 20cm+ from top of pot