Lithops, also known as living or flowering stones, are native to the dry regions of South Africa.
In their natural environment, Lithops receive less than 2 inches of rainfall per month throughout the entire year. They could not survive these harsh regions if not for their capacity to store water.
Because these succulents survive under such arid conditions, watering should be minimal and infrequent.
They are dormant during the summer so too much water will cause them to rot. I wouldn’t recommend planting them in an enclosed terrarium either as they will surely die a quick death!
They are ideal houseplants as long as there is adequate light. As houseplants, they require at least 3 hours of direct sunlight. Southern exposure is best.
Lovely in an open table top dish garden, group a few together, add sand, pebbles, and even seashells to mimic their natural environment.