Lithops spp. - 2.5”

Common Name: Living Stones

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Few plants can spark conversation like lithops (aka live succulents, living stones, or stone faces). In their natural habitat, these intriguing succulent life-forms blend in with the surrounding non-living stones and coarse sand. Some might say they even resemble brains or bottoms. Yeah, those bottoms. No two seem to be identical in appearance, with the tops of their windowed leaves featuring intricate patterns. Many species eventually form clusters, and in their native home of South Africa, clusters gradually spread to form large colonies that can span 6 feet in diameter. In typical planted spaces, however, potted lithops are particularly great at lending quirky flair to tight and bright spaces. A single body can be up to 1.5" in diameter and is split by a central cleft, creating a nearly stemless bilobed body (cue the comparisons to bottoms). When in the bloom, lithops temporarily lose their “masters of disguise” powers, as the plants are nearly obscured by flowers that are composed of frilly satiny yellow or white petals.

  • Product Size
  • Product Soil Preference
    Soil Preference:Porous
  • Product Shade Preference
    Shade Preference:Low
  • Product Bloom Time
    Bloom Time:Summer / Fall
  • Product Water Preference
    Water Preference:Low
  • Product Hardiness Zone
    Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 10
  • Product Pet Safety
    Pet Safety:Safe


Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.

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