Lithops Plants, also known as Living Stones, are simultaneously the easiest and the hardest succulents to care for. They practically demand to be ignored; you’ll find they fare far better with little intervention. But alas, they are too interesting to be ignored completely.
If given proper care, lithops can survive for a significant length of time and provide a great deal of entertainment throughout their lifecycle. The best way to care for your lithops is to try and replicate its natural environment as closely as possible.
Use a well-draining cactus soil with plenty of grit material. Or, make your own using 50% potting soil and 50% grit material (pumice and lava are best, perlite is a secondary option).
Lithops grow naturally in full-sun, so light is important to bring out their vibrant colors. These succulents can grow surprisingly well indoors as well, but it is important to make sure they receive adequate light to avoid etiolation and color loss. East-facing windowsills are a good option (West-facing windows get too much radiant heat). If your plant begins to stretch inside, gradually re-introduce it to outdoor exposure.
Lithops come from extremely arid regions where rainfall totals average less than an inch per month. Therefore, lithops are naturally drought-tolerant and require little water. Water should be withheld completely in the winter. Water very sparingly in summer, as most species undergo a period of summer dormancy and will crack, split or burst if given too much. When the plant begins to appear shriveled, give it a drink to replenish its stock of water (best done in the morning and not during the heat of the day). Fall and spring are the growing months for Lithops, so this is when you want to water more frequently, but still no more than once every 10 days. Allow your soil to dry between waterings.
Comes in a white, custom-made 6" (shallow) planter with drainage. 3D printed inhouse with sustainable, plant-based materials.
Photograph above represents plants in the nursery. Appearance of delivered plant may vary depending on season.
There are certain risks associated with shipping live plants. While we take all precautions to make sure the plants arrive in good conditions, some transit shock is normal. To alleviate this shock, water your plant lightly upon arrival and wait at least 1 full week before transplanting it to a new container. In the event that the plant is severely damaged during transit, please contact us within 48 hours with a description of the condition of your plant upon arrival and a picture, and we will gladly mail a replacement.
*** WINTER SHIPMENTS: Buyers shipping to destinations with temperatures under 40F must also purchase a heat pack. ***