Plant Care Split Rock

Split Rock

4.3 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Split Rock has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Split Rock has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Cleft Stone, Mimicry plant, Royal Flush and pleiospilis neli


Pleiospilos nelii

How to care for Split Rock


How often to water your Split Rock

Water needs for Split Rock
0.5 cups
every 12

Split Rock 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 Split Rock

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Split Rock in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Split Rock: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Split Rock 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 Split Rock in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Split Rock

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

Care Summary for Split Rock

Split Rock

Split Rock

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

Split Rock has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Split Rock has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Split Rock has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Split Rock has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
@honeyyvoiced avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 7,196 XP
globe Des Plaines, 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 28 Plants
xp 815 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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