Here are some of the questions we most commonly get asked:

Can I pay by Direct Deposit (Bank Transfer)?

We accept online payment through any Visa or Mastercard Credit/Debit card using either PayPal or Square.

Can I grow Lithops under fluorescent lights?

You can start Lithops seeds under fluorescent lights but it is not practical to actually grow them permanently under these conditions. To start Lithops under fluorescent lights, it is best to use "tri-phosphor" fluorescent tubes as these have the best light spectrum however they are more expensive than regular "white" fluorescent tubes. You can still use standard white fluorescent tubes and these will still work. You will need to have the lights on a timer that keeps them on for about 13 hours of the day.

How many seeds are in a packet?

There are 20-30 seeds per packet unless stated otherwise in the product description.

How long do Lithops live?

Lithops have a very long life and can easily surpass 50 years lifetime. Older plants tend to get a little untidy and it is better to break them up into smaller clumps so that you can give plants away to friends and family. Removing "heads" without roots and placing them partially buried into course river sand will soon see new roots develop. Be sure to leave the very base of the "head" intact as this is where the 'meristem' is located.

Which Lithops are expensive?

The most expensive Lithops (seed or plant) is always the one that is the most popular! Usually, it is the cultivars that get the most attention however, some of the species produce very little seed, are not in cultivation in great numbers or have desirable markings that put them in this category. Some examples are: L. aucampiae 'Betty's Beryl', L. aucampiae 'Bella Ketty', L. aucampiae 'Storm's Snowcap', L. aucampiae 'Jackson's Jade', L. coleorum, L. dinteri 'Dintergreen', L. dorotheae 'Zorro', L. gracilidelineata 'Fritz's White Lady', L. gracilidelineata ssp. brandbergensis (both C383 and C394), L hallii 'Green Soapstone', L. karasmontana 'Avocado Cream', L. lesliei v. rubrobrunnea, L. meyeri 'Hammeruby', L. otzeniana 'Czesky Granat', L. ruschiorum v. lineata, L. salicola 'Malachite', L. terricolor 'Silver Spurs', L. vallismariae (all), L. viridis (all), L. salicola 'Sato's Violet' (was L. salicola 'Baccus') and of course, L. optica 'Rubra' of which there are at least 3 different "C" numbers or cultivars (C287, C081A, F3 cross and one from around Uitsig...)

When will you have Lithops PLANTS for sale?

We only sell Lithops plants during the warmer months. Please follow us on social media or check our websites homepage for notice on plant stock updates. 

What mix should I use for potting Lithops?

We start our Lithops seeds in 100% inorganic material. Our choice of inorganic materials are Scoria and decomposed granite. When repotting seedling and adult Lithops, we use 70% Scoria and 30% sifted standard potting mix. For more information on growing Lithops please see our "Growing from Seed" article in the information tab or by using this link: https://ozlithops.com/index.php/information/growing-from-seed  

Are Lithops seeds really small?

Yes, and no. Lithops seed varies in size with the species but overall, they are quite small. According to the attention given by Dr. H.W. de Boer to the size of seeds, they vary from as few as 1500 seeds per cubic centimetre to 15,000 or more per cubic centimetre. In comparison, the seeds from common Petunia's, when not coated as they usually are when purchased in commercial packets, would average around 400 seeds per cubic centimetre. As small as Lithops seeds are, Orchids are the clear winner in the "honey I shrunk the seeds" race where seed numbers per cubic centimetre would easily start at 50,000!

Do you have "xxx" Lithops seeds?

Our stock is listed on this website so, generally, if what you are looking for is not listed then we either don't have it or have sold out for this season. You are welcome to email us and ask though, if you are looking for something in particular.


Check out our products tab to see what is available to buy. Our plants are available to Australian and South Korean customers only. Please ensure you are aware of any quarantine restrictions applicable to your State as we cannot provide any certification. Thank You.