Spence . Thanks so much Patrick . Want to contribute to the site? (8) After the two week dry period, I water the pots lavishly and move them to a sunny spot. They are made of mostly water and don’t do well in cold temperatures. Lithops have a very particular growing cycle and therefore need watering in a very particular way. One of them was squishy on top and once I got it out of the dirt I uncovered a soft rotting spot. greenknight Posts: 3907 Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:18 am Location: SW Washington State zone 8b. Sunburn is a very real issue for succulents. Featured Image Source: YouTube Although the Lithops will need moisture during their growing seasons, the amount they need is very minimal. But Lithops don’t follow those same rules. As you well know, lots of succulents can be propagated via leaf. Thanks for the info; I didn’t know way mine died, I know now to much water! One half succulent soil mixed with one-half perlite is acceptable, but the less soil you have the better. It stems from lithos (rock) and opsis (similar to). ), Hey there Azzie, glad I didn’t bore you too badly . It’s a lot easier to fix (and diagnose) dehydration than to fix overwatering. Please respect all forum members opinions and if you can't make a civil reply, don't reply! It blooms from late summer to mid-fall. Even if you don’t see adverse symptoms now, it could definitely lead to more problems down the line. You can order mature plants online, but if you want a lot of them and don’t mind waiting, you should buy some seeds and get sowin’. 3 posts • Page 1 of 1. They know all about basic succulent care and have propagated many a fat plant. Water. All of my succulents are in our greenhouse, which is cooled by a evaporative cooler. Remember to never water a succulent if the soil is still damp from the last time. Water a little at a time, allowing the compost to dry out between waterings. Put the pot in a saucer and slowly give it about a 8-16 ounces of water. As the lithops seed capsule dries again, it will naturally close to protect any remaining seeds inside. I don't exactly have a green thumb... Worry not, my[...], Cacti are interesting and easy to care for, but they[...], So you've been clicking around on Pinterest and have fallen[...]. Repotting, fortunately, is a fairly simple process. Most Lithops are not sold in an ideal soil mixture, so you’ll probably want to repot after you bring your plant home. How do we get it faster? You should water your plant after repotting. Lithops is just one genus in a largely southern African family called the Mesembryanthemaceae, often just abbreviated to mesemb. Soon after your Christmas Cactus blooms is the best time. Although normally watering after a repot is a good idea, I’d hold off with Lithops. I can’t wait to try these! This allows the water to evaporate during the day, and less harmful moisture is retained in the roots. What a fantastically informative guide! Living stones are very slow growing, small plants, which makes them ideal as houseplants (once you get the hang of their watering schedule).Older plants form attractive clumps of "pebbles" in their pots, which are highly prized. After searching the internet I’ve finall found this comprehensive guide that’s answered all my questions. For the discussion of topics related to the conservation, cultivation, propagation and exhibition of cacti & other succulents. Printer Friendly Version. When there is a drought, they will shrivel and shrink below the soil level. For a gift I received Lithop seeds, for germination can I use aquarium gravel on top? Learn how to prevent & treat pest infestation. Well, those flat-tops are comprised of cells that act as windows, allowing the light to penetrate deep into the plant where it can reach more chlorophyll. After quite a lot of squeezing and shaking I've finally managed to get the plant out of the 5x5x5cm pot and yes, roots, roots everywhere. Repotting. Well, water them! I believe the one in the picture is a Pleiospilos nelii. Just a college kid sharing everything he learns on the path to transcendence via succulents. Repotting Lithops when 'shedding' leaves? In fact, Lithops do very well in a soil-less medium. When repotting your cannabis plants for the first time, you’ll want to move them to a new container that ranges from 1-3 gallons in size. 4. Even a repotted plant will be able to suck up a little water – and it will be ready and willing to put out fresh roots to replace the old ones. Repotting may stop the blooming process, and the flower may fall off the succulent. Wait until it runs through the drainage holes. Lithops will happily stay in the same pot for several decades. Growing Lithops through seed is similar to most other succulents. Thanks! Post by greenknight » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:49 am They do need … Others may only need to water a few times a year! 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