Aloinopsis schooneesii is a highly sought South African native for its pleasing stonelike appearance and vibrant yellow flowering habit. A large root tuber is often lifted from beneath the soil by plant owners to create a “trunk” and resulting in a truly unique bonsai succulent specimen. Leaf coloration can range from lush green-blue to dark slate with hints of green.
Native to South Africa.
Living Stones do best in filtered sun, 4 to 5 hours a day. Avoid intense afternoon sun by sheltering this plant beneath the limbs of a larger plant or placing it in the shadow of a sheer curtain. Grow outdoors in light shade or indoors in a sunny window with southern exposure.
Aloinopsis schooneesii are drought tolerant plants that store a lot of water in their knobby leaves and bulbous roots. Water when the soil dries out in the summer and only infrequently during the winter. Their soil should always be allowed to dry out entirely before watering thoroughly.
This plant loves to be rootbound in a pot. Once established in a deep pot, they will be happy there for several years. Repot once every two to three years.Fertilize: These plants do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength.
Approx. 2-3" tall and 3-4" wide. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
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