Plant Care Mimicry Plant

Mimicry Plant

4.3 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Mimicry Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Mimicry Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Pleiospilos nelii
Pleiospilos
Aizoaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Mimicry Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Mimicry Plant

Water needs for Mimicry Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Mimicry Plant 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 Mimicry Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Split Rock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mimicry Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mimicry Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mimicry Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Mimicry Plant

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Mimicry Plant 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!

Benefits of Growing Split Rock →

Common Split Rock Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Mimicry Plant 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.

Split Rock Water Frequency →

Split Rock Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Mimicry Plant 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 🏡.

Split Rock Light Requirements →

Split Rock Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Mimicry Plant 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.


🌸 Flowers

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

Split Rock Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Split Rock →


🧐 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 Mimicry Plant. 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 Mimicry Plant

Mimicry Plant

Mimicry Plant


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.

What other plant parents say

Mimicry Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Mimicry Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Mimicry Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Mimicry Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
@honeyyvoiced avatar
@@honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 9,205 XP
globe Des Plaines, IL
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, VA
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 29 Plants
xp 830 XP
globe South Portland, ME
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.

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