Splitting Lithops

Many of our Lithops are now in the process of splitting. These “Living Stones” sometimes split from 2 leaves to 2 leaves, and sometimes to 4 leaves. As you can see below, so I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, having scrolled down to see the pictures already.

You haven’t scrolled down yet? I’ll wait up here while you go ahead and scroll and take a look a the splits.

OK, now to the knowledge base. Lets see here… Oh yeah – I wanted to let you know not to water. When the Lithops are in the process of splitting you need to let them absorb the moisture from the old leaves into the new leaves. If you water then you risk the old leaves staying big and choking off the new leaves. Choking!

Now to the pictures.

This color really blends into our lava color.

Here we see some Lithops leaves BURSTING out.

There are 4 new leaves popping up from this one. However you can see that the smaller pair of new leaves are at risk of being choked off, so I will watch them as they grow and gently pull the old leaves back over time. Gently.

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