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 Liver plant

(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).

Succulent Pleiospilos simulans that is commonly known as the liver plant, is a native of South Africa. As a member of the Aizoaceae family, the clump-forming succulent is usually stemless or has a tiny stem with one-two pair of leaves. The lower pair of leaves are the old ones, and the upper pair is the new pair of leaves. These leaves are triangular-shaped and appear like the open jaws of a serpent. The leaves are also pretty broad and thick. The overall height of the plant is between 5 and 8 cm. It is a summer-dormant plant and is slightly frost-hardy. Between late summer to early fall, the succulent bears yellow to orange-colored flowers. These blooms have a characteristic white center. It is a slow-growing plant. 

Growth Rate

The Pleiospilos simulans are a slow-growing plant.  

Flowering

Pleiospilos simulans sprouts yellow to orange-colored flowers between late summer to early fall.  

Watering

The plant requires very little watering as it is very adaptable. However, from late summer to early fall, the watering should be about once a week but stopped during winter. If the plant receives more than the required water during winter, the new pair of leaves will not grow. 

Soil

The soil for the succulent should be open compost with good draining facilities. Ensure that the container is deep.  

Hardiness

This is a slightly frost-hardy plant with a hardiness zone of 9b to 11.  

Light

The plant needs full sun to light shade for optimal growth. 

Propagation

Seed propagation is the ideal way.  

In the North American climate, the Pleiospilos simulans suit well as they can grow on their own for a year without water. Order for this summer-dormant plant from Planet Desert.

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

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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.
United States United States

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.

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10/20/2018
Ernie D.

Spectacular plant. In perfect health and g...

Spectacular plant. In perfect health and great addition to my collection.

Pleiospilos simulans

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Depending on the species and season, 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.

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