Plant Care Assorted Lithops

Assorted Lithops

Also known as

Living stone, Living Rock and Pock Plant

Taxonomy

Lithops spp.
Lithops
Aizoaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Assorted Lithops

💦 Water

How often to water your Assorted Lithops

Water needs for Assorted Lithops
0.5 cups
every 12

Assorted Lithops 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 Assorted Lithops

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Assorted Lithops in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Assorted Lithops: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Assorted Lithops love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Assorted Lithops does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Assorted Lithops

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Assorted Lithops is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

Assorted Lithops thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Assorted Lithops requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Assorted Lithops is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Assorted Lithops enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.


🪴 Soil

Assorted Lithops is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Assorted Lithops grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Assorted Lithops is native to Southern Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Assorted Lithops bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Assorted Lithops is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Assorted Lithops. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Assorted Lithops

Assorted Lithops

Assorted Lithops


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

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