….came about through the frustration of trying to find information for, and suppliers of, Lithops in Australia. After many searches on the Internet for information relevant to Oz, I finally decided that it was time that we had something to help enthusiasts like myself find the information they were looking for without changing references to seasons or trying to locate materials that can't be sourced from local suppliers. Most references to Lithops are either for the UK, USA or the African continent. This is simply because Lithops are endemic to South Africa and Namibia and a huge amount of field work has been undertaken by people from these places. In fact, most literature regarding Lithops has been written by these people and their work is outstanding.
What does Oz Lithops do?
Oz Lithops are located in the Mid North of South Australia on a small holding of just 32 Acres (13 Hectares) and is classed as a "Hobby Farm" by broadacre farming standards. Once a thriving diary farm, the old milking shed has been converted into a growing house where Lithops are grown from seed.
Australian produced seeds are available when our supplies are more than required and seed imported from the world's best suppliers is also often available. All our seed and plants are produced from known material and are usually collector numbered (Cole, Hammer, Brack etc). We DO NOT produce wild "hybrids" to our own liking. Why not check out our catalogue to see what we currently have available to purchase.
Some of the more desirable Lithops cultivars (eg Cesky Granat, Purper, Optica 'Rubra') are nearly always in short supply and and prices are generally higher but if you don't ask, you won't know. Seed numbers in these cases are usually restricted so your order may not get completely filled.
Remember that you can plant Lithops at any time of the year, if you can supply them with warmth, otherwise it is best to plant in late Autumn or early Spring. Some species are particularly hard to obtain or very popular and are therefore priced at a premium whereas those that are easier to get started and grow are much more readily available and priced accordingly. You may have seen a Lithops that you just "have to have" but if you are just starting, you might be better off trying ones that will give you confidence before you get that special Lithops. A good choice for beginners is a packet of "mixed" seeds.