Plant Care Cleft Stone

Cleft Stone

4.3 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Cleft Stone has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cleft Stone has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Split Rock, Split Rock, Mimicry plant, Royal Flush, pleiospilis neli and Weirdo


Pleiospilos nelii

How to care for Cleft Stone


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

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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.

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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:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


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 7
Cleft Stone has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Cleft Stone has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Cleft Stone has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
@honeyyvoiced avatar
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 8,501 XP
globe Mount Prospect, IL

I love this stubborn little leathery boy

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Madison avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 16 XP
globe Pounding Mill, VA

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

@Wormbrainz avatar
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 830 XP
globe South Portland, ME

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.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@Maria avatar
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 5,697 XP
globe Highland, CA

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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