Pot size (diameter): 5cm.
Supplied in a plastic pot. Fits our Boule Mini Plant Pot.
Other nicknames for Lithops are: 'Flowering Stones', 'Pebble Plants', 'Split Rocks', 'Cattle Hooves' and the less subtle 'Little Butts'.
If your looking for a pet rock with a bit more responsibility, then look no further! These odd little guys are the marmite of the plant community, you either love them or you hate them.
Lithops produce new leaves by shedding the previous layer, their tops will shrivel and dry up, don't panic! this is normal and they will soon reveal a fresh new set of leaves underneath. During this time avoid watering (new growth usually follows after a period of dormancy).
Like other succulents, you are most at risk of damaging this plant by overwatering it. Resist the urge to over-care for your Lithops, allow them to dry out completely between waterings.
Lithop flowers come in white, yellow and orange. They usually go dormant after flowering in order to save energy before their next growth spurt and leaf shedding.
Looking for something a bit bigger? how about our 8.5cm option.
Light: Bright sunlight will promote even growth, vibrant colours and bold patterns.
Water: Avoid watering in Summer unless they become very wrinkled (in which case give them a small amount of water), this is their dormant period and they will not grow.
Water thoroughly at the start of Autumn when you notice the first signs of fresh growth or a flower developing. For the rest of this season water when the soil is completely dry.
Avoid watering in winter whilst your Lithops are shedding their old leaves.
Resume a normal watering schedule in spring, allowing the soil to dry out.
Food: Not a requirement but if you choose to; use a light cacti fertiliser in Spring.
Humidity: Will thrive in low humidity.
Beautiful tiny lithop!
These are brilliant little plants I bought as gifts for not so green fingered family.
They arrived well packaged and the instructions on how to look after the baby lithops were well written and clear to follow.
So happy with my purchase from moose plant shop
The lithops are so odd but utterly charming little plants and as my 6 year old nephew who I bought one for said “ they kinda look like a butt”