“Split Rock” tends to need a bit less water than other succulents. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water sparingly during the winter. Over-watering can cause your “Split Rock” to burst or rot.
Considering this, when should I water my Split Rock succulents?
Once you have successfully transplanted your Split Rock, it is important not to give it any water for at least a few days to a week to encourage its roots to grow and adjust to its new soil. After a week, you may water, but only as needed.
Besides, why is my Split Rock plant squishy?
It shouldn‘t take long now for the outer leaves to wither away. As long as the two center leaves are solid, it’s okay for the others to be soft. This is a sign that it’s using its own water – which also means you don’t need to give it any either.
How big do split rocks get?
If the plant gets more water during the regeneration season, it might keep the old pair of leaves. Split Rock succulents grow to 2-5 inches (5-13 cm) in height and 3-4 inched (10 cm) across. Their flowers are quite spectacular – colorful, large, daisy-like, with a coconut smell.
Mimicry succulents love lots of light and warm temperatures. It does best indoors in a south-facing window in winter. In the summertime, allow Pleiospilos to enjoy bright outdoor light. Protect the split rock against very harsh afternoon full sun.
A: As soon as you notice your lithops plant splitting, you should refrain from watering it. This is because the new plant must absorb all of the moisture from the old plant’s leaves in order to develop properly.
As with most succulents, the most common causes of a Lithops demise are overwatering and inadequate light. In nature, Lithops have adapted to their harsh conditions by growing with only the very top surface visible above ground.
Caring for your Life on the Rocks
- Keep your Life on the Rocks in a bright position out of direct sunlight and protected from excessive wind where possible.
- Fill the dish with water every few days – more often during hot weather.
- Your Life on the Rocks needs very little feeding.
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.
Propagating Mimicry Succulents
Seeds can be purchased from a reputable grower or gathered from the plants’ flowers when they bloom come into bloom each year. Sprinkle the seeds over the surface of a fast-draining soil mix, and keep lightly moist until germination occurs.