green lips in a flower pot
by hannah sophia
Weird as all get out and very small. About 2 inches high. Came without a label or any care instructions. Any ideas? Thanks!
Hi Hannah, this is either Lithops, or a similar plant called Conophytum; both of these are called Pebble Plants, because that's what they resemble.
Seen in their native habitat, which is in very gravelly soil, in the hottest and brightest places on earth, in South Africa and other tropical deserts, you can't even spot them.
They're made this way so they are protected from animals browsing on them.
These plants are somewhat particular about the amount and frequency of watering.
They will not stand for any overwatering, and also, just to throw you another loop, they have the requirement for two dry dormant periods in a year. This is crucial for their health, and to trigger blooming.
You can see more on the page about Lithops and about how to grow them here.
Don't miss the other stories about Pebble Plants at the bottom of the page.
Hope that helps with your well diguised plant!