Pseudolithos caput-viperae grow and care – succulent of the genus Pseudolithos also known as Pseudo-lithos, Pseudolithos caput-viperae perennial used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11-12.

Stem color can be: green, brown, yellow or can be more than one color, shape can be: round, oval, but mostly shapeless, structure of the stem surface can be clear or with bumps.

Pseudolithos caput-viperae flower

Flower color yellow-green in star shape with five petals, flowers structure looks like drop with crown of starfish.

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How to grow Pseudolithos caput-viperae growing and care:

Frost free, drained soil

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:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead flower

Size of the plant?
2-8 cm, 0.8-3.5 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Crown of Star flower with five petals color yellow-green, the bottom of the flower it’s like a drop

Scientific name:

Pseudolithos caput-viperae


Blooming Seasons
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Perennial plant
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12