Pleiospilos nelii “Split Rock” can be propagated by dividing the leaves. Clumps should be removed in the spring before it begins to grow new leaves. Using a sharp, sterile knife, remove a leaf from the main plant. Allow it to callous over for a day or two, and then place in well-draining sandy soil.
Moreover, is Pleiospilos Nelii a Lithop?
As mentioned above, Pleiospilos Nelii is sometimes labeled as Lithops as the two are quite similar. … Pleiospilos Nelii succulents are larger than Lithops, they do not grow buried in the ground, and they can produce more than one flower at once, while Lithops can only produce one.
Hereof, how do you repot Pleiospilos Nelii?
Repotting. Since Split Rocks are slow growers, repotting should only happen once every 3 to 5 years. To do this, simply select a new plant to transfer your plant that’s around 4-inches deep with a hole at the bottom. This should provide proper drainage to your Split Rock and allow its roots enough space to grow.
How fast do split rocks grow?
This little guy is a Pleiospilos nelii aka “Split Rock”. This particular species can be found in beautiful shades of green and purple and both are native to South Africa. They grow in arid desert-like regions that get very little rainfall (like 6? TOTAL per year!).
How do you propagate Lithops? From seeds mainly. As seedlings grow and get crowded, they are gently pulled apart and then replanted into new containers. … Lithops will also naturally multiply when they split into two new halves.
Flowering typically occurs between late summer and the end of fall. New growth occurs during fall and spring, and old leaves dry out between late spring and early to mid-summer. … The main reason you shouldn’t water after flowering and while new growth is forming comes down to the way Lithops utilize water.
Lithops like being watered most during late spring and summer, but it may need the occasional watering during the winter. At the height of its growth period in warmer months, you’ll likely find yourself watering once every two weeks.
Even better still, Lithops species are nicknamed “butts” and Fenestraria “baby toes.” Those peculiar succulent bottoms and little piggies, along with split rocks (Pleiospilos spp.) … and other mesembs, are some of the most drought tolerant plants on the planet.
When to water living stones
The plants should be kept almost completely dry during the winter. Only begin to consistently water them after they’ve split open and the new set of leaves has begun to develop in the spring. The plant can then be given a small amount of water every 10 to 14 days using a small watering can.
It should take about a month or two, depending on conditions. Just leave them be and let them do their thing. I believe the old flowers should eventually pop off on their own, if not give them a gentle tug. Remember: No water until the old leaves are completely gone! 😉