How to grow Lithops

Lithops grow and care – leaf plant succulent of the genus Lithops also known as Living stone plant, Lithops perennial evergreen used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Leaves color can be: green, red, blue, black, orange, brown, purple, brown, pink, yellow, white or more than one color the leaves shape stone with like little mouth some have brain structure, leaves grow in pairs from each pair of leaves grow one pair inside the old pair in 90 degree of growth.

Lithops flowers

Flower color yellow, white or purple, the flowers multi petals there like needle is one flower from each pair of leaves.

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How to grow Lithops growing and care:

How to grow Lithops growing and care:
Well drained soil, hot summer cool and dry winter, do not overwater

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to water

Recommended planting season?
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems

Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 cm, 0.25-0.5 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes with light

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow, white or purple flowers with multi petals there like needle is one flower from each pair of leaves.

Scientific name:


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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Blue leaves
  • Brown leaves
  • Gray leaves
  • Orange leaves
  • Pink leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11