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Care of the plant Lithops or Pebble plants.

Care of the succulent plant Lithops or Pebble plants

The genus Lithops, family Aizoaceae, comprises 50 species of succulent plants native to South Africa. Some species are: Lithops bella, Lithops lesliei, Lithops schwantesii, Lithops insularis, Lithops karasmontana, Lithops aucampiae.

Common names: Pebble plants, Living stones.

They are small very fleshy plants formed by 2 longitudinally joined leaves that have curious patterns on their surface. Between the leaves appear the large flowers (yellow or white) that hide the plant.

They are used in pots as indoor, greenhouse or outdoor plants on balconies, windows and terraces.

Lithops grows in full sun exposure and in Mediterranean climates. They do not resist frost; in winter they should rest at 10-15 ºC (50-59 ºF).

The soil can be a normal garden substrate with 1/4 coarse sand. Transplant in spring every 3 years, renewing the substrate.

Water moderately all year long, waiting for the substrate to dry completely; in winter do not water.

They do not need fertilizers.

They are very resistant plants to pests and diseases; They are plants sensitive to excess humidity and cold.

They propagate from seeds sown in spring or summer by leaf cuttings.

Images of the succulent plant Lithops or Pebble plants