Buried Lithop?

Suckerlunt26December 25, 2013

I'm a Lithop beginner and mine looks like this.

When I see people's Lithop garden, most of the plant is underground and I see only the top part.

Mine split and currently has 4 leaves. Am I supposes to bury it?

Please help this clueless beginner. Thanks!

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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Welcome to the forum. It looks more like a Pleiospilos but others will give better advice.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 6:30PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I concur with bikerdoc. It is in the lit hops family and be aware that it should start to "Absorb" the outer leaves slowly. Your plant is not distressed. It SHOULD do this to remain a healthy plant so be stingy with the water so the plant will take from the leaf. Otherwise if it grows another set, you will most likely get rot.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 7:00PM
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Suckerlunt26

Thank you for your prompt posts.

Is my plant different from this photo? Can I still repot and bury it so only the top part shows?

Or I shouldn't do anything right now? The plant looks happy and healthy:)

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 7:29PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

It is a different plant. DO NOT burry it..

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 7:35PM
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Suckerlunt26

Ah good thing I asked!

I will not bury them and take care of them as they are.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 7:52PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Yes, yours are Pleiospilos nelii...and beautiful specimens, looking very-well cared for, I'd say! The other buried plant is a Lithops (Living Stones). The purple one is 'Royal Flush'.

Here are a couple of mine (think you can see a leaf being re-sorbed as new leaves grow). Click for larger views:


This post was edited by rosemariero on Fri, Dec 27, 13 at 14:47

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 2:46PM
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Suckerlunt26

Thank you for your advice, everyone!

These guys are adorable!

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 9:58PM
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yorkiemiki

Hi how often do you guys water your lithops or Pleiospilos nelii?

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 5:05PM
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Suckerlunt26

I read "Don't water them". So I'm not watering them, at least during winter when the newly forming leaves are absorbing the moisture from the old leaves.

During summer, maybe once a month?

Help anyone?

Here is a link that might be useful: Lithops 101

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 8:08PM
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