Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans
Pleiospilos simulans

Pleiospilos simulans

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Common names include Stone plant

One of the largest of the Pleiospilos species suited for hot sunny positions.

Flowers: Scented, daisy-like, yellow to orange.

Blooming season: Late summer or early autumn after the summer dormancy period. The blooms open in mid-afternoon and close just after sunset.

Cultivation and propagation: It is a very adaptable plant, it will grow whenever it has water and good sunlight, but it will become dormant in very hot weather to conserve water. It needs full sun to light shade with a very open compost that drains quickly.

The container should be at least 10 cm deep to accommodate the long tap root. Very little water is needed during the growing season. In late summer to early fall before nighttime temperatures fall, watering of the plants is stepped up to once a week. Watering is restricted throughout the winter months. In the winter, it grows new leaves from the center of the split, and the new leaves then consume the old leaves. If the plant is over watered, the old leaves remain and the plant usually rots and dies. Not to water it when it is splitting, just leave it alone.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Late summer or early autumn
Common Name (Liver plant
Dormancy Summer
Family Aizoaceae
Flower Orange
Frost Tolerance  0°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 8b
Height under 6 in. (15 cm)
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Pleiospilos simulans
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Partial shade
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07/07/2020
Osaze T.
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Unusual Pleiospilos species

Pleased to find this unusual plant at your website! It arrived looking well (it can be hard to tell) last month and is already putting on new growth! Your packing is brilliant.

Pleiospilos simulans

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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