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Lithops is a genus of succulent plants native to southern Africa. "Lithos" means "stone" and "-ops" means "face" in Ancient Greek; therefore "Lithops" means "stone-like".
This is a very good description of these plants, which avoid being eaten by blending in with surrounding rocks.
They are often known as pebble plants or living stones. The formation of the name from the greek "-ops" means that even a single plant is called a Lithops.
Plant Type: Succulent Genus: Lithops Common Name: Living Stone Plant Form: Caudex Climate: Dry, Temperate Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade Foliage: Evergreen Watering: Light Aspect: East-facing, North-facing, South-facing, West-facing Plant Characteristic: Dwarf, Flowering Soil Type: Sand Soil pH: Neutral
How to Grow Sempervivum From Seed
Plants of the genus Sempervivum go by many common names, including hen and chicks, and stonecrop. which is a direct translation of the Latin name. All species of sempervivum are small, low-growing succulent plants with a rosette form and spreading growth habit.
Although most sempervivums are commonly cultivated using vegetative propagation methods such as division, they also grow reliably from seeds if they are exposed to very warm, bright conditions and kept moderately moist. Sempervivum seedlings are very susceptible to a fungal infection called damping-off, but this is easily avoided by not overwatering.