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Lithops, small living stones


I don't like them succulent plants bad Lithops they are a whole other story. While belonging to the category of fat plants, the Lithops they look more like small stones that bloom once a year. The Lithops are plants with small dimensions, just think that the species "giants " they reach 3 cm in height. Plants so small but so hardy. They are not afraid of heat or drought. They come from the most inhospitable places in Africa e cultivate them can bring great satisfaction. Lithops flowers can look like small daisies or be even more enchanting!

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The natural habitat of Lithops it is southern Africa. Like other succulent plant species, the Lithops they can be used as ornamental plants for the home. The ideal would be to dedicate a corner of the house to the cultivation of succulent plants or other dwarf plants such as bonsai. The Lithops, also known as "small eyes“, Withstand temperature peaks above 40 ° C and some mountain species withstand frosts equal to 7-8 ° C below zero.

When to irrigate the Lithops?
They must be irrigated with nebulization and following the vegetative phases. From December to March the plants must be kept dry. In these months they must never be irrigated and only at the end of winter, if you notice that the flower has difficulty in developing, you can operate with a single spray. In the months from April to August, if the leaves show wrinkling, irrigate every 20 days. From September to December they will have to be bathed every 15 days. In short, here's another reason to love these plants: in a year the Lithops they will have to be irrigated about 10 times which, for a plant, means the apotheosis of water saving!

How to cure Lithops
THE Little Eyes they can remain in the same jar for several years. If you have set up a small terrarium that contains several plants and you realize that the space has now become little, it is necessary to proceed with the repotting that must be done in spring. The repotting it is the ideal opportunity to eliminate dead parts from the plant.

The Lithops they can be grown both outdoors and indoors. The important thing is that they are protected from the rain and in well-lit locations. The Lithops they have adapted well to their home environment thanks to their resemblance to stones. By camouflaging themselves among the pebbles, they escaped the predators of the dry season. Its adaptive abilities make the Lithops a perfect plant for almost any type of soil, the important thing is that they do not retain moisture. To start the cultivation of these wonderful plants you can choose a joint topsoil for succulent.



Video: How To Grow Lithops At Home (October 2021).