Lithops

 

Lithops is a genus containing stone-looking succulents from South Africa. They are stone shaped, 2 to 4 inches in diameter (5 to 10 cm) with a fissure across the middle. The nomenclature of Lithops are generally based on the book Lithops-Flowering Stones by D. T. Cole.

Cultivate the Lithops in a larger pot than seems needed, their root system is pretty large. Use water sparsely in summer, to much water will make them split. In winter, water is taken away from the old leaves, while a new set of leaves is growing. They will take a very small amount of frost.

The large flower comes out of the fissure.

Species and varieties
Lithops aucampiae ssp. aucampiae
Lithops aucampiae ssp. euniceae
Lithops aucampiae 'Kuruman' form
Lithops bromfieldii var. insularis
Lithops dorotheae
Lithops fulviceps
Lithops hallii
Lithops helmuti
Lithops hookeri ssp. lutea
Lithops hookeri ssp. marginata
Lithops karasmontana ssp. karasmontana
Lithops lesliei var. albinica
Lithops marmorata ssp. marmorata
Lithops optica ssp. rubra
Lithops otzeniana
Lithops salicola
Lithops schwantesii ssp. schwantesii
Lithops terricolor
Lithops villetii ssp. deboeri
Lithops dabneri synonym of Lithops hookeri ssp. marginata
Lithops deboeri synonym of Lithops villetii ssp. deboeri
Lithops diutina synonym of Lithops marmorata ssp. marmorata
Lithops framesii synonym of Lithops marmorata ssp. marmorata
Lithops localis var. terricolor synonym of Lithops terricolor
Lithops lydiae synonym of Lithops fulviceps
Lithops marginata synonym of Lithops hookeri ssp. marginata
Lithops rubra synonym of Lithops optica ssp. rubra
Lithops salicola var. reticulata synonym of Lithops hallii
Lithops turbiniformis var. lutea synonym of Lithops hookeri ssp. lutea
Lithops umdausensis synonym of Lithops marmorata ssp. marmorata
Lithops vanzijlii synonym of Dinteranthus vanzijlii ssp. vanzijlii

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