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Stone Faces – Lithops Species

$6.99

There are no ifs, ands, or “butts” about it — lithops (living stones) are pretty intriguing lifeforms. The genus Lithops is in the family of Aizoaceae (synonymous with Mesembryanthemaceae), which also includes the various forms of plants known as ice plants and those known as mimicry plants. A single body can be to 1.5″ in diameter and is split by a central “cleft”, creating the “bilobed” body. The plant is nearly obscured by flower heads to 1″ in diameter that are composed of frilly, satiny yellow or white petals. These delightful plants can confuse even an expert, as no two seem to be identical in appearance. Many species eventually form clusters, and in the native habitat of South Africa, clusters gradually spread to form large colonies of lithops that can span 6 feet in diameter.  Lithops like bright, filtered light with adequate airflow. Water thoroughly only during spring and late summer & fall when the soil is completely dry to the touch. (In-Store pickup or Local Delivery ONLY)  call for availability

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There are no ifs, ands, or “butts” about it — lithops (living stones) are pretty intriguing lifeforms. The genus Lithops is in the family of Aizoaceae (synonymous with Mesembryanthemaceae), which also includes the various forms of plants known as ice plants and those known as mimicry plants. A single body can be to 1.5″ in diameter and is split by a central “cleft”, creating the “bilobed” body. The plant is nearly obscured by flower heads to 1″ in diameter that are composed of frilly, satiny yellow or white petals. These delightful plants can confuse even an expert, as no two seem to be identical in appearance. Many species eventually form clusters, and in the native habitat of South Africa, clusters gradually spread to form large colonies of lithops that can span 6 feet in diameter.  Lithops like bright, filtered light with adequate airflow. Water thoroughly only during spring and late summer & fall when the soil is completely dry to the touch. (In-Store pickup or Local Delivery ONLY)

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