Latin Name: Lithops
Description: Usually referred to as 'Living Stones' or 'Flowering Stones', this genus of about 40 species of succulent plants look just like rocks, with two large succulent-like lips, often decorated with orange, green, or red veins on top. They are native to southern Africa, so they feel right at home in the heat. They enjoy at least 6 hours of bright, indirect light per day, and can store water in their "leaves" for months, meaning they don't need a whole lot of water very often. They produce a new set of leaves once each year, usually after flowering in the late fall/early winter. They have lovely, delicate, daisy like flowers that may be shades of white or pink, and are slightly fragrant. A truly unique specimen, living stones make a wonderful addition to terrariums, indoor succulent gardens, or just on their own in a bright location in your home.
Watering: Requires very little water. In the spring and summer, only water when the soil has dried out 100%. In the fall and winter, refrain from watering at all, unless you notice your Lithops start to shrivel. Prefers a well-draining cactus soil.
Growth Rate: Grows quite slowly, producing only a single set of leaves each year.
Shape: Double lipped, succulent like 'stones' protruding upwards slightly from the ground
Sun or Shade: Bright, indirect sunlight. At least 6 hours.
Difficulty level: Medium
GUARANTEE: Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. agrees to replace once at no charge, any tree, shrub or evergreen purchased at regular retail price, which fails to grow in the first year from date of purchase.
Roses are guaranteed for the duration of the first growing season (from Spring to Fall) from the date of purchase.
Plants purchased on sale are guaranteed to the sale price only.
In no case shall Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. be liable for more than the amount of the original purchase price.
NOT COVERED: The guarantee does not apply to annuals, tropicals, houseplants, perennials, above-ground planters, sod, bulbs, seeds, customer plants which have been transplanted or ‘final sale’ items. Roses are not guaranteed over the winter months.
We do not guarantee against losses due to vandalism, theft, mechanical or chemical injury, animal damage, pest damage, neglect, improper care or severe weather conditions beyond our control.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY: The purchaser agrees to follow proper planting, maintenance, watering frequency and winter protection.
If replacement is necessary, the customer is responsible for presenting the failed plant material and the original purchase invoice.