A few lithops and a dinteranthus (super cute stone plant) from my personal collection that I'm letting go to make a smidge more room in our little greenhouse.
Note: These varieties are not commonly found in shops
Native to South Africa, these wee guys are commonly known as living stones. As these age and split over time they form the sweetest wee colourful clump that make a very cool feature in your home or greenhouse.
These have always been one of my favourite succulents, and are very easy care provided you strictly follow when to water them ie.
- only when they start to wrinkle slightly, and
- never when splitting
That's it! Easy peasy, where many people go wrong is when they can't resist watering them more than they need to).
Make sure you plant them in a very coarse well draining mix of 60-90% pumice and the remainder being a good quality cactus mix with no organic matter such as bark or peat
Loves to live in a sunny spot (mine live in the greenhouse behind filtered glass). Many people often grow theirs on window sills but just watch those summer heat waves though! Try not to let them sit behind an unopened glass window where there is no air circulation as they will quickly get burnt and scorch. Ouch
A very easy care plant. If you're lucky these little guys produce beautiful flowers during their growing season after splitting.