Plant Care Living Stones

Living Stones

3.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Living Stones has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Living Stones has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly


Lithops aucampiae

How to care for Living Stones


How often to water your Living Stones

Water needs for Living Stones
0.5 cups
every 12

Living Stones 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 Living Stones

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Living Stones in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Living Stones: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Living Stones love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Living Stones does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Living Stones

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Living Stones: 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 Living Stones after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Living Stones

Living Stones

Living Stones

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft 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

Living Stones has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Living Stones has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Living Stones has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 975 XP
globe San Carlos, California

Look like little butts

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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 141 XP
globe Bristol, England

Doesn’t grow much

Pet friendly Pet friendly
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leaf-1 92 Plants
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Very sensitive to overwatering, they don’t need to be watered very often at all because they retain a lot of moisture from the air

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