Hello, humans, succulent! Detectives back here to talk about the little rock stone or flowering stones. These living rocks are so easy to take care of if you know how to properly do it now. I’ve seen quite a bit of people here on Youtube and other social media’s that explain their first encounter with a succulent and trust me. The first encounter with this plant is not a very good one when you accidentally overwater it. But a good amount of people have said they’ve Kuehl to their first lethal and guess what I am one of those people as well. I actually killed my first living stone because I overwatered it. Isn’t that how it usually goes with a gorgeous plant that we hardly know anything about? You see, that is okay, because we can all learn from our mistakes and start back again, experimenting with same plant and doing more research on a Snatcher habitat to ultimately match their natural environment for a longer healthier little, a cool fact about the lit-up is that this plant was discovered by John Burchell in 1811 when on picking up from the stony ground, what was supposed to be a curiously shaped pebble? It proved to be a play out not to mention Lithops have been a vividly sought by the collector of succulent plants Like all of us. These succulents are native to South Africa, but they are super common online or local nurseries. They are part of the ACO ACI family, which include plants like the ice plant that I’ve talked about in one of my past episodes in this channel and they honestly resemble each other quite a bit. These succulents are the healthiest when kept in compactive sandy rock’s, rocky soil with little water or irrigation throughout the year. It’s a really slow grower, But when taken care of properly, it can live up to 3 to 5 years of age and is common to see them bloom when they’re older, meaning that these living stones can live up to a decade. How cool is that? Another cool Fact about this succulent is that it doesn’t have a stem like most succulents. You should know that the word litho’s literally means stone and ops means face. That’s why the ancient Greek decided to name it. Lithops, which translates to stone like these little, require fall to very bright. Sun, either director in correct shade, will kill the plant as well as over watering it. These labs do not like moist soil, so they don’t require much water throughout the year. They don’t require much water because we have to remember to mimic their natural habitat as much as possible because that is where they live and thrive. So if you have one make sure to water it in dormant season so three to eight month periods in between also when the leaves begin to separate, it’s good to not water it until the leaves dry out on the outside because the exterior leaves feed the inner ones. So you don’t have to do a squeaky thing. If you want to learn more about this plan to make sure to go to lithop’s net where they have the names for all of the different colored lip tops also. I want to give a big shout-out to desert plants of Avalon for making a great video. That shows you how to water your lithops. These living rocks are super low maintenance. Due to the fact that they don’t need water for the majority of the year. Thank you so much for watching. Subscribe to stay tuned for more succulent. Talk comment. If you want to add anything about this plant and make sure to tell me what color your lip is and how long you’ve had it for thank you so much for watching. Once again. Peace and Happy Propagating .