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In Love with Lithops

I don’t know much about plants. So when we started to populate the outside space with living things, I had no idea what to pick. To guide us, we set some key criteria:

  • Visually interesting (aka: sketchable)
  • Would fit in a moderate-sized pot
  • Hardy
  • Could survive in shade

Little did I know how the plants we picked would charm and delight! First of all, the fact that they are alive a week after potting is amazing. This is a BIG WIN. And now, they are growing and doing amazing things.

Like the Lithops.

I didn’t know what kind of plant it was, just knew it was a succulent. The internet search I did was for “butt cactus” (don’t judge…it was the best I could do.)

That’s how I learned about Lithops. Living stones. Pebble plants.

To better understand them, I did a visual exploration, starting with observation and ending in research. The more I saw and learned, the more I fell in love with these fantabulous succulents. They are so so so cool.

As of today, I can see that the largest lobes have a tiny new lobe emerging. THIS IS SO EXCITING. Can’t wait to see what happens next with this lovely resident of Dappledown.