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Lapidaria Plants for Sale – Unusual and Rare Living Stones

Lapidaria comes from the Latin word “lapis” (stone). Lapidaria is “group of stones”. A comon name for the genus Lapidaria is Klipvygie (rock mesemb). Lapidaria plants are small grey-ish plants. The flowers are yellow. The genus Lapidaria has only one species: Lapidaria margaretae. They are found in rocky quartz soils in regions of Namibia (Warmbad) and Southern Africa (Northern Cape Province).

Lapidaria Care and Propagation

Lapidaria margaretae needs a good draining soil with at least 50% pumice or gravel added for drainage. We have composed a special Lithops & Mesembs Soil. Most Lapidaria species can be grown outside from half May to September. You should protect them from direct sun and heavy rain. Keep Lapidari margaretae rather dry in summer and water in early spring and late autumn. Only water the plants when the soil is completely dry. The minimum temperature for Lapidaria is around 5C.

Lapidaria margaretae can be propagated from seed. Use a fine graded germination soil with good drainage. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of 1-3 mm gravel. Maintain high air humidity until most seeds have germinated. Lapidaria seeds usually germinate in 2-4 weeks.

Each Lapidaria plant is carefully wrapped in paper and comes with a label and general growth instructions. For more information and help please check our FAQ & Help page.