-About Lithops Lesliei-
Lithops lesliei, commonly known as stone plant or pebble plant, belongs to the family Aizoaceae and genus Lithops. Originating from South Africa, the plant has a unique appearance of small, split rocks. Their fleshy leaves come in a wide range of colors, including shades of pink, green, brown, grey, and orange, featuring dark-green translucent markings.
Yellow daisy-like flowers bloom throughout autumn, making this succulent highly attractive that goes dormant in summer. While they don't have a significant smell, their visual appeal is undeniably captivating. There are other succulent varieties similar in appearance to Lithops Lesliei, but each has its unique charm.
-How to care for Lithops Lesliei-
Sunlight/Location: Lithops lesliei is a sun-loving succulent and prefers bright direct sunlight in winter and autumn during flowering period. While slight shade in hottest summer days is necessary to avoid outdoor sunburn.
Water: Give good amount of water to Lithops lesliei during its growing season and stop it after the plant is done with flowering. Continue when old leaves are replaced.
Soil/Top dressings: Lithops lesliei prefers well-draining soil and you can add a top dressing of gravels, sand, and rocks or crushed charcoal.
Planter: Select a small to medium-sized planter with a drainage hole.
Propagation: Lithops lesliei propagate through seeds. Simply sow the seeds in the sand, water for a couple of days, and you will see plantlets emerging from it.
Fertilizer: The plant is not very demanding for the feed, but you can use a fertilizer with high potassium and low nitrogen level.
Disease: Lithops lesliei is quite disease resistant still, pests like red spiders, mealy bugs, Sciara flies, or aphids can attack, so keep chemical-free pesticides or neem oil as a handy solution.
Primary color: green
Secondary color: tan
Bloom color: yellow
Cold hardiness: zone 9a – 11 b
Product format: 2"
Suitability: indoors, outdoor garden
Propagation: seeds or leaf cuttings
Special characteristic: non-toxic