Lithops salicola 'Sato's Violet' Family: Aizoaceae. Also known as 'Bacchus', this is a rarely seen variety of this popular species. It is a beautiful deep burgundy to purple living stones variety. When the leaves are first coming out for the year they are at their most intense reddish purple. As the leaves mature over the following months they become more purple gray.
Lithops have an undeserved reputation for being difficult. The really aren't as long as you pay attention to its particular needs. Unlike most plants Lithops have two growing seasons and two dormant seasons per year. Overwatering is the biggest risk in growing these plants. Give water as the soil is about to dry out in the spring through early summer, and in the fall. Keep dryer in the winter and in very hot summer weather. Hot weather makes them and most mesembs go dormant, and wet roots during dormancy can lead to rot. Protect from frost.
You will receive a plant shown in the last image or one similar. Plants shown in a 2" pot.
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