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Living Stone

Living Stone
Lithops sp.

Great for more arid or rock-scaped enclosures and perfect for reptiles such as Leopard Geckos and Ackie Monitors. Assorted colours.

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What do Living Stones look like?

The name is the giveaway, these succulents have evolved to look just like pretty stones and pebbles! They will vary in colours, patterns and size ranging from different shades of green, grey and brown to reds, yellows and blues. Their leaves are mostly beneath the soil surface, and during droughts they can shrink below ground until there is sufficient moisture to return. They multiply by splitting open and spreading across the ground and their daisy-like flowers will sprout from the centre of the succulent, producing seeds.

Where are Living Stones from?

Native to semi-desert areas in Southern Africa and Namibia.

How to care for Living Stones

These plants are ideal for a vivarium environment and will thrive in arid conditions. Lightly water around the base of the plant, taking care not to saturate the soil. Plant in well drained sandy substrate under full spectrum plant growth LED lighting in a vivarium. Living stones can be planted in grassland or more arid vivariums scattered with rocks, they are not toxic but are very slow growing; so best kept out of reach of tortoises and other animals that will eat them before they get a chance to become established and grow. 

The benefits of using Living Stones

  • Reptile and amphibian safe.
  • Can be grown indoors and outdoors.
  • Perfect for arid bioactive setups.
  • Increases oxygen and reduces CO2 throughout the day.
  • Easy to keep, grow and maintain.

Please note: Live plants will naturally vary in size and all sizes are approximate. Photos displaying multiple different colours are an example of the variety we stock, we will send random colours based upon availability.

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