Plant Care Cleft Stone
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Cleft Stone

4.2 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Cleft Stone has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cleft Stone has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Also known as

Split Rock, Split Rock, Mimicry plant and Royal Flush

Taxonomy

Pleiospilos nelii
Pleiospilos

How to care for Cleft Stone

Water

How often to water your Cleft Stone

Water needs for Cleft Stone
0.5 cups
every 12

Cleft Stone needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cleft Stone

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Split Rock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cleft Stone: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cleft Stone may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cleft Stone in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cleft Stone

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cleft Stone: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cleft Stone after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Cleft Stone

Cleft Stone

Cleft Stone


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Cleft Stone has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Cleft Stone has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Cleft Stone has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Cleft Stone has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,636 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
07/15/2021

I love this stubborn little leathery boy

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Madison avatar
@Madison
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 16 XP
globe Pounding Mill, Virginia
05/29/2021

Doesn’t need watered a lot but do be careful not to water when it’s growing a new pair

Wormbrainz avatar
@Wormbrainz
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 186 XP
globe Limington, Maine
05/06/2021

This plant is my hardest to keep alive. I don’t quite understand it fully but I’m getting there. Definitely not an easy going plant but worth it for its unique look.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Maria avatar
@Maria
leaf-1 79 Plants
xp 5,664 XP
globe Highland, California
04/03/2021

I’m confused with this plant. It looks weird, it’s splitting, and I can’t find enough information about this specific split rock plant. It’s still alive, so that’s a plus.

Survivor Survivor

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