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Belonging to the Lithops genus (Lithops 'Pleiospilos nelii'), Pleiospilos nelii is a variety of Living stones. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Canary yellow and   Cadmium orange and   Electric yellow, and typically produces a medium coconut fragrance.

Solitary or clump-forming, stemless, perennial succulents from arid areas of South Africa.1

This variety is an Succulent that typically grows as an Evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Typically grows with a stemless-like habit.

South Africa is believed to be where Pleiospilos nelii originates from.

Pleiospilos nelii Living stones needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Pleiospilos nelii have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pleiospilos nelii

  • Partial Sun

  • Very Low

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water very sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Pleiospilos nelii is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Pleiospilos nelii are Zone 10 and Zone 11. Planting Pleiospilos nelii in sandy soil with a ph of between 6.6 and 9.0 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Pleiospilos nelii from seed

Transplanting Pleiospilos nelii

As Pleiospilos nelii is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Pleiospilos nelii

Other Names for Living stones 'Pleiospilos nelii'

Split rock


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