Lithops are exotic succulents from South Africa. They're slow growing, and drought tolerant. With the right amount of care (very little water and plenty light), they thrive and split yearly into bigger plants. They only have one pair of leaves and as the new leaves come out, the old leaves are reabsorbed.
TIPS FOR SUCCESSFULLY GROWING LITHOPS:
1. Use a pot with a drainage hole. Try to pick one that’s narrow but 4" or deeper, so there’s room for a deep taproot, but the container won’t store a large volume of water.
2. Plant only 1 Lithops per pot. Combining multiple plants (or even multiple Lithops) can make it challenging to water the pot at the right times.
3. Use a very gritty soil. You want something that drains and dries quickly.
4. Grow in bright sun. Place the pot on your sunniest sill and rotate it regularly. Or use a Grow Light.
5. When in doubt, don’t water. Lithops only need a couple waterings each year i.e. when they are deeply wrinkled on top AND the soil is completely dry AND they are not splitting.
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