Lithops Plants

Lithops is a genus of succulent plants in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae.

Members of the genus are native to southern Africa.

The name is, derived from the Ancient Greek words meaning stone and face, referring to the stone-like appearance of the plants.

The Lithops plant lives long, up to 40 or 50 years.

It is possible to keep a plant in the same pot for 10 or 20 years. Lithops are non-toxic to humans or pets.



There are even some references to African children eating these plants as a means to quench their thirst.

If watering guidelines are, followed Lithops should live a full life.

However, be aware that for some Lithops, watering may only be necessary 3 or 4 times a year.

others, you can water them every couple of weeks during their growing seasons, spring and autumn.

If you have Lithops, they should be, cared for in this way the plant needs a cactus mix or potting soil with some sand incorporated.

The potting media needs to dry before you add moisture and you must place the pot in as bright an area as possible.

You should put the plant in a southern facing window for maximum light entry.