Caring for: Living Rocks and Organ Pipe Succulents

Here is more specific information for certain species of succulents:  I do tend to sell alot of these wonderful “Living Rocks” and a few “Organ Pipe” now and again, so please read this if you purchased one:

Lithops species (“Living Stones”) :Pleiospilos nelii (“Split Rock”) Conophytum Fenestraria rhopalophylla (“Baby Toes”) 

  • Dormant during summer months (approximately June thru August), water sparingly.
  • Water when soil is dry; usually every 2 – 3 weeks.
  • Plants entering dormacy will begin forming a papery outer skin.
  • During growing season, water when soil is near drying. Water more frequently than summer months, but allow soil to dry between waterings.
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Organ Pipe:

The following specimen plants may be placed in bright or filtered light: 
Lemaireocereus marginatus (“Organ-Pipe”)

Water: (Outdoors) During warmer months, water once a week if soil is dry or near drying. During extremely hot weather, some cacti may need to be watered 2 – 3 times per week, depending on the dryness of the soil. During winter months, watering plants every 2 weeks should be sufficient. Let soil dry out between waterings.


(Indoors) During winter months or when plant is dormant, water once a month. During warmer months (spring and summer), if soil is dry, it may be necessary to water more often (e.g., every two weeks), or to give the plant a good watering (up to 1 gallon of water) and let the soil dry out between waterings.


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