Pleiospilos nelii - Split Rock

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SKU:
SS5385

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Split Rock (Pleiospilos nelii) is a grey-green 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. 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 golden blooms that open in the afternoon and close by nightfall.

Color - Primary

Blue / Blue-green

Bloom Color

Yellow Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height

3"-5"

Maximum Rosette Size

3"-4"

Growth Habit / Shape

Clumping / Mounding

Product Format

2.5" Pot

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Slow Grower

Special Characteristic

Pet Safe

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