Pleiospilos nelii (plee-oh-SPIL-os) is a flowering succulent plant hailing from South Africa.It is a member of the Aizoaceae family and often confused with Lithops (living stones). These guys come in a 9cm pot and the color resembles an opal, an ethereal glowing white. A bit purple, a bit blue and sometimes a bit green, they change color with the light and are just gorgeous.


The living rock succulent produces new leaf-pair annually and absorbs its old leaves. love lots of light and warm temperatures. Some successful growers water only twice a year or depend on water from rainfall. Water once in the early spring and again in the early fall. Water the plant allowing the potting mix to become moist and until it runs through the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot just like any other cacti. Do not water again until the potting soil becomes completely dry and the plant begins to wither a bit.

Split rock succulent (Pleiospilos nelii)

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