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Lithops Living Stones Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Low
  • - Space Required: 7 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: East, South or West facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Lithops Living Stones Houseplant
Plant Features

Lithops, commonly known as Living Stones, are fascinating and unique succulents that resemble small stones or pebbles. Native to arid regions of southern Africa, these plants have evolved to blend in with their surroundings as a defense against herbivores. They have a pair of thick, fleshy leaves that store water, with new leaves emerging annually. The colors and patterns of Lithops are varied, ranging from shades of green, brown, cream, and even orange, often speckled or mottled for camouflage.

The most common issue when growing Living Stones Lithops is overwatering, which can cause the leaves to burst or rot. Water infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. While they are drought-tolerant, prolonged underwatering can lead to shriveled leaves. Water sparingly, especially during the growing season. They can be susceptible to mealybugs. Treat any infestations with suitable insecticides or natural remedies.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Direct, Bright - within 1' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Once per month when actively growing
Humidity Level None (will not tolerate misting)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level No Thumb (plants will tolerate neglect)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 1-2 inches
Mature Spread 1-2 inches
Habit Clumping
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes