Pleiospilos nelii 'Royal Flush' - Split Rock

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'Royal Flush' Split Rock (Pleiospilos nelii): A pink to purple mesemb that actually grows well on a window sill! These unusual-looking succulents have thick, egg-shaped leaves with sharp, angular lines where leaf pairs meet. Its pattern of neat, pinpoint speckles helps them camouflage against blocks of granite in their native South African habitats.

Split rocks are adapted to arid conditions and will not tolerate low-light or over-watering. Bright sunlight helps the plant maintain its purple pigments. They need rapidly draining mineral soil (80% mineral grit, 20% organic soil) and a deep pot with a drainage hole. Plants should be watered about every 7-10 days in spring and fall (only if the soil is dry) and left completely dry in the summer and winter. Tolerates only very short, light frosts.

As split rocks grow, new leaf pairs emerge in the center. Do not water while the plant is splitting. Allow the outer leaf pair to dry and shed as its stored water is used to sustain the new growth. Limp, wrinkled outer leaves are not necessarily a sign that the plant needs water. Look for large, daisy-shaped pink blooms that open in the afternoon and close by nightfall.

Color - Primary


Color - Secondary

Blue / Blue-green

Bloom Color

Pink Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height


Maximum Rosette Size


Growth Habit / Shape

Clumping / Mounding


Year-round Color

Product Format

2.5" Pot

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Pet Safe

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