Stone lotus plant is a succulent flowering plant that looks like a cactus. This plant has a very unique appearance because of which it is used as a decor in many houses, offices, restaurants and spas. These are also small and compact in nature for which they are used extensively to fill tight spaces.
Beside this, how do you take care of a lotus stone?
Water living stone plants every two to three weeks, or when the soil dries out, between May and July, which is when living stones are actively growing. Soak the soil until water runs out of the bottom of the pot at each watering. Don’t water again until the soil is completely dry.
Beside above, how do you grow lotus succulents?
Keep in a bright sunny location. Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only. Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot. Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
Are Lithops poisonous?
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.) Their health in cultivation depends on sufficient bright light, good soil drainage and proper watering. Lithops can remain in a small pot for many years.
Lithops hail from southern Africa or South Africa, where you’ll find cacti like Split Rock Succulents or Senecio Haworthii. They are found in very arid regions, some of which receive less than 4 inches of rain a year! … In the wild, they grow level with the surface of the ground, mixed in amongst the rock and sand.
Growing lithops from collected seeds
Lithops seed takes about 8 to 9 months to fully develop within the capsule. Collect the seed when the capsule is dry but before it splits open by picking it and cracking it open with a hard object (don’t worry, you won’t harm the seeds inside).
Keep It Alive
- Lithops are sun lovers but can be burned by too much direct sunlight. …
- Use a freely draining succulent soil mix.
- Good air circulation will help to keep your Lithops healthy.
- Do not ever allow the plant to be surrounded with soaking wet soil which will lead to rot and certain death.
Living stones must be watered on a seasonal schedule that mimics the rainfall they would get in their natural habitat. Don’t water over the winter when the plant is dormant. Then, once the new leaves begin forming in the spring, water whenever the soil dries out just enough that the soil becomes slightly moist.