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Lithops salicola C351A 'Malachite'

Lithops salicola C351A 'Malachite'

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Lithops salicola C351A 'Malachite' is a unique cultivar of the Lithops salicola species, known for its striking appearance. Here's a description:

  1. Appearance: This cultivar typically features a pair of thick, fleshy leaves fused at the base, forming a rounded or slightly elongated shape. The leaves often display a vibrant green coloration, reminiscent of the gemstone malachite, from which it derives its name.

  2. Texture: The surface of the leaves may have subtle markings or patterns, adding to its visual appeal. The texture is often smooth, resembling polished stone.

  3. Flowering: During the blooming season, Lithops salicola C351A 'Malachite' produces small, daisy-like flowers that emerge from the center cleft between its leaves. The flowers can vary in color, ranging from white to yellow or pink, complementing the vibrant green of the leaves.

  4. Habitat: Indigenous to Namibia, this cultivar thrives in arid regions with sandy or gravelly soil. It is well-adapted to survive in harsh conditions with minimal water availability, making it suitable for xeriscaping projects.

  5. Cultural Care: Like other Lithops species, Lithops salicola C351A 'Malachite' prefers well-draining soil and plenty of sunlight. Care should be taken to avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to rot. During the plant's dormant period, watering should be reduced significantly.

  6. Size: Mature specimens typically reach a diameter of 2-4 centimeters, although individual plants may vary slightly in size.

Lithops salicola C351A 'Malachite' is prized for its vibrant green coloration and unique appearance, making it a sought-after choice for succulent enthusiasts and collectors


Botanical family: Aizoaceae

Botanical genus: Lithops

Botanical species: Lithops salicola C351A 'Malachite'


Cultivating Lithops, also known as living stones, requires attention to their specific needs. Here are some tips for successfully growing Lithops:

  • Well-Draining Soil: Lithops need soil that drains well to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. A mixture of potting soil, sand, and perlite or pumice works well. Ensure the container has drainage holes.
  1. Minimal Watering: Lithops are adapted to arid conditions and are highly drought-tolerant. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. During their active growing season in spring and autumn, water lightly. Reduce watering in winter when they are dormant.
  • Sunlight: Lithops require plenty of sunlight to thrive. Place them in a location where they receive at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. A south-facing windowsill or a sunny spot outdoors is ideal.
  • Temperature: Lithops prefer temperatures between 70-80°F (21-27°C) during the growing season. They can tolerate cooler temperatures in winter but should be protected from frost.
  • Pot Size: Use shallow pots or containers with good drainage. Lithops have a shallow root system, and they prefer to be slightly pot-bound. Planting them in a shallow container helps mimic their natural habitat.
  • Protect from Excess Moisture: Avoid overhead watering, as water on the leaves can lead to rot. Water directly into the soil around the plants. Also, ensure good air circulation around the plants to prevent humidity buildup.
  • Fertilization: Lithops have minimal nutrient requirements. Fertilize sparingly, if at all, during the growing season with a diluted, balanced fertilizer. Avoid fertilizing during dormancy.
  • Dormancy: Lithops go through a period of dormancy in winter when they rest and do not require much water. During this time, reduce watering significantly to prevent rot. Resume regular watering when new growth emerges in spring.
  • Handling: Avoid touching or disturbing Lithops unnecessarily, as they are sensitive to handling. Their outer layers are delicate and can be easily damaged.
  • Propagation: Lithops can be propagated from seeds or by division. When dividing, do so carefully to avoid damaging the roots. Allow the offsets to callous for a few days before planting them in well-draining soil.

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