In their natural habitats, the rock and scree deserts of South-West Africa, these little plants mimic their surroundings: the stones. Thus, they are so well hidden that they are not found of animals that want their most valuable: the stored water in their fleshy leaves. Thats's why they are difficult to discover
Only once a year entire fields of Lithops blossom at the same time and form a fascinating sea of flowers.
By the way: Lithops have only 2 leaves. Maximum of 2 times per year they grow a new pair. Then the old pair dies and serves as a natural fertilizer and water storage for the new leaf generation.
English Name: Living Stone
Botanical Name: Lithops ssp
Home: South Africa / Namibia
Age: 2 years
Pot size: 8.5 cm with several plants
Height: about 8-10cm (That's with the pot, each plant is rarely taller as 1-2 cm)
Location: bright, warm window ____
in summer it can be placed outdoors
Water: in the summer time no more than 1x per week
in the resting phase in winter much less ___.Only water again when the soil is completely dried out
Fertilization: In summer every 3-4 weeks
Do not fertilize in winter