Lithops ( stone cactus) C09

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Lithops, also known as stone cactus, living stone or stone plant. It is a plant that can be grown both indoors and outdoors.


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The genus Lithops is included in the family Aizoaceae and consists of about 50 species of succulent plants native to South Africa.

It is commonly known as stone cactus, Litops, living stones and stone plant. Some species are: Lithops bella, Lithops lesliei, Lithops schwantesii, Lithops insularis, Lithops karasmontana, Lithops aucampiae.

They are very fleshy succulent plants consisting of 2 leaves joined at their length, which have beautiful patterns on their surface. Between the leaves are large flowers (yellow or white) which hide the rest of the plant.

It is used in pots as an indoor and outdoor plant on balconies, windowsills and terraces.

Stone cacti can be placed in full sun and temperatures between 18-35°C. They do not tolerate frost. They do not tolerate frost and in winter they should be kept between 10-15°C.

The soil for these cacti can be a normal substrate with 1/4 sand. In case of transplanting it is better to do it in spring. They should be repotted every 3 years or so.

They should be watered moderately in summer, lightly in spring and autumn and not at all in winter. It is a plant that does not need fertilizers.

They are very resistant to pests and diseases, their enemies being excessive watering and cold. They can be propagated from seeds sown in spring (at 20 ºC) and in summer by leaf cuttings.

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Lithops, also known as stone cactus, living stone or stone plant. It is a plant that can be grown both indoors and outdoors.


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