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Often known as ‘Stone Plant,’ it is no surprise where Argyroderma pearsonii gets its name, as the rounded, smooth leaves very closely resemble pebbles strewn across the ground. The fleshy, silvery-green leaf pairs grow at ground level, and feature a cleft down the center – during the winter growing season, the new leaves will emerge from within this cleft, as will the large daisy-like flowers in stunning shades of white, yellow, or even purple! A slow grower, the plant may begin to product offsets as it matures, but will remain low growing across its lifespan.
Adapted to the harsh landscapes of South Africa, Argyroderma pearsoniiprefers bright light and minimal watering, as excess moisture can lead to rot, flabby growth, or splitting of its water-rich leaves. Its sturdy taproot requires a deeper pot filled with extremely porous soil, such as a cactus mix supplemented with pumice or perlite, accompanied by exceptional drainage. Like its cousin, Lithops, this succulent requires thorough but infrequent watering, decreased even further during the summer dormancy period.
During the winter months, take care to protect the fleshy leaves from freezing temperatures, to avoid issues with scarring.
All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of Plant Club Subscription Boxes. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY.
Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!
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