The Plants That Look Like Stones

LITHOPS are tiny succulent plants with a slit in the middle. The fissure is actually the partition of the two globular leaves. This is also the part where the flowers and new leaves will come out. The plants produce either white or yellow flowers which are usually sweetly scented.

Lithops have no stem and the leaves are mostly buried to the ground with only the top part showing on the surface to allow sunlight to enter the leaves for photosynthesis. Even their leaves are not colored green like most plants. Instead, they come in various shades of cream, grey, and brown and the top surface is patterned with darker windowed areas, dots and lines. These colorings and markings give the plant their pebble look, the perfect disguise to prevent them from being feast on by grazing animals especially during times of drought.