We’ve always found succulents to be intriguing, with their smooth, dimensional appearance, and many variations. Lithops are a genus of succulents from southern Africa, evolved to look like polished stones or pebbles. Indeed, this clever camouflage helps the succulents from being eaten, by blending into the surrounding stones.
A beautiful example of natural evolution, these little pebble plants are nearly entirely buried below the surface except for a translucent top known as a plant window. They grow in a dizzying array of colors and patterns, and we love the way they group, in vibrant forms.
Available form specialty greenhouses and growers around the world, these easy-to-care-for succulents make a really unique addition to your home.
“Once a year, in the winter, the leaves above the surface will part and new ones will appear from the slit. The old leaves wither and die back, making way for new growth.”