Living Stones (Lithops)

Time of the year

Rain or shine, day of night, Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter; in South Africa we have a year-round floral display. Lithops (living stones)  originate from Southern Africa including Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Most species are found along the Orange River along the borderline between the three countries. It’s their time of the year now. …

Merely Yellow and some Living Stones

Flowering little stones

The genus lithops, originating from Southern Africa with the ‘epic centre along the Orange River along the borders with Namibia and Botswana, consists entirely of little stones look alike plants. Sometimes people even walk over these ‘stones’ without realizing it except ladies with high heeled pumps…. And except when they are flowering of course. And …

The little rocker

Lithops are an amazing genus within the plant family of the Aizoaceae. These little suckers are also named living stones and you’ll find many of them in Southern Africa. If you search for them along the banks of the Orange River near Aurabies Falls in the Northern Cape it might be that you are walking …

The fragrance of baby powder

In South Africa ‘Baby Buttocks’ is one of the many names given to this Lithop specie. Lithops (several hundreds of species/hybrids/varieties) originate from Southern Africa and sometimes people walk on them assuming they are walking on stones; hence another name ‘Living Stones’. The variety in our collection spreads the fragrance of a certain brand of …