Light & Temperature
Lithops have adapted to tolerate harsh sunlight in their native environment. Thus, the best way to care for them would be to provide 4-5 hours of early sunlight and partial shade in the afternoon. A south or east window with optimum light is an ideal place for your Lithops. Remember, insufficient sunlight can cause elongated leaves and lost patterns.
Although they are sun-lover, intense heat can damage their foliage and cause sunburn. Be sure to place them in less sunny spots or cover them up if you find their containers absorb too much heat in the summer afternoon.
As Lithops have the capacity to store water for months in their leaves, overwatering can lead to puffy plants and even to their demise. Also, remember they thrive in desert conditions with infrequent moisture and intense sunlight. Therefore, mimicking Lithop growing conditions is important to keep them healthy.
Underwatering, however, can result in stunted plants. The trick is to water only when the soil is thoroughly dry (test by inserting a wooden skewer into the soil and check if it's moist when removed).
When Lithops are growing new leaves, it's best to leave them and not water until the old pair of leaves are completely dried up and withered. This normally happens after their dormant season, which is around spring to early fall. Once the days get shorter and the temperature gets cooler in the fall, the plants will be active again.
You will receive the lithops in this picture bare root.
I can combine postage on most items in my shop, check out with your items, then drop me a message, and I will refund you the difference in postage costs straight away.
All our plants are sent Royal Mail 1st Class
Pots are usually sent 2nd class but if you order both they will be dispatched 1st class.