Splitrock is a weird little guy, also known as Cleft Stone or Mimicry Plant (Pleiospilos nelii). Pleiospilos nelii have smooth, round pairs of leaves that are speckled with tiny dots – small windows that let light into the plant. The leaves split during summer to reveal a smaller pair of leaves inside. Neato! They range in color from green to brick red and maroon, depending on the exact variety. They are about 2.5 inches across but will grow in more babies all around them with time.
Splitrocks need a lot of light, so give them as much sun as possible. Their growing season is during the summer months, during which they should be watered roughly every two weeks or when the soil is completely dry. During flowering season, at the end of summer, they produce a vibrant blossom in the center of each pair of leaves that smell sort of like coconuts. Once the flowers drop in the autumn and winter months, you can stop watering them – yup, you read that right. In the spring, they will shed their bottom leaves to make room for new growth and you can start watering again. :)
The Splitrock kit comes with a 4 inch cube pot in matte black or matte white, 1 lb of Juicykits cactus mix, 1/2 lb of jet black lava rock, and a cute little note card. Supplies are limited, so don’t wait to order.
Orders $150 and above receive free domestic shipping! Sorry, we're not allowed to ship plants outside of the continental US.
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