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Lithops salicola (Salt-dwelling living stone)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.05m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lithops salicola

Other names

Salt-dwelling living stone

Genus

Lithops Lithops

Species

L. salicola - L. salicola is a compact, tender, perennial succulent with paired, very fleshy, mottled, grey-green leaves and daisy-like, white flowers blooming between the leaves in late summer.


Lithops salicola is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Specific pests

Aphids , Mealybugs Aphids , Mealybugs

Diseases

Vulnerable to chlorosis resulting from magnesium deficiency.

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Lithops salicola (Salt-dwelling living stone) will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow under glass in cactus compost & added leaf mould in bright, filtered light & good ventilation. Water moderately in growth & feed every 2-3 weeks with low nitrogen fertiliser. Keep dry in dormancy. Grow outdoors in poor, sharply-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Lithops salicola

Other names

Salt-dwelling living stone

Genus

Lithops Lithops

Species

L. salicola - L. salicola is a compact, tender, perennial succulent with paired, very fleshy, mottled, grey-green leaves and daisy-like, white flowers blooming between the leaves in late summer.

Native to

South Africa

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Specific pests

Aphids , Mealybugs

Diseases

Vulnerable to chlorosis resulting from magnesium deficiency.

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lithops salicola (Salt-dwelling living stone) will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow under glass in cactus compost & added leaf mould in bright, filtered light & good ventilation. Water moderately in growth & feed every 2-3 weeks with low nitrogen fertiliser. Keep dry in dormancy. Grow outdoors in poor, sharply-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

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