These Unique Succulents Are Often Called “Living Stones” And Here’s How You Can Care For Them In Your Home

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If you want to take care of something that falls between the categories of a pet rock and a leafy plant, try the lithops on for size!

Lithops, also known as living stones, are extraordinarily unique succulents that resemble colorful stones or pebbles.

Lithops are native to southern Africa. They grow in arid, rocky regions with extreme heat and little water.

They evolved their pebble-like appearance to blend in with their surroundings, preventing herbivores from munching on their leaves and protecting themselves from the sun’s rays.

The succulent comes in a range of colors, such as pink, blue, yellow, green, and gray. Because they come in so many colors, they’re popular in terrariums.

Adding to their appeal, a flower will bloom from the plant in the fall. The flowers of the living stones plant offer a light fragrance. They open their petals in the afternoon and close back up at night.

Lithops make excellent, low-maintenance plants to add to your home. They are small and can fit on a desk, a window ledge, or a shelf.

They are also great housewarming gifts because anyone can care for them, even if they’re not an expert gardener.

What’s more, living stones are non-toxic, so they’re safe to have around kids and pets. So, here’s how to care for a lithops.

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