Halloween is coming up and Lithops plants are pretty spooky. They're so low-maintenance that it's confusing and they're not very forgiving either. My first Lithops was already squishy when I got it, and I thought I could nurture it but it doesn't work that way. Dead.

SPRING Water once the old leaves have withered
SUMMER Water ONLY when wrinkled (heat = no growth)
AUTUMN Water until flowering is done or new leaves start
WINTER Do NOT water while new leaves are emerging

Gray skinny tall Lithops

The "parent" plant of these two was plump and tall when I got it, and these two popped out like little tall noodles. Growing season is really soon and I wonder what the new sprouts will look like! Hopefully it'll be more plump and pebble-like instead of ...uh, phallic.

Gray skinny tall Lithops

Gray skinny tall Lithops

As for these little dumplings...

Red brain Lithops with old leaves

They look a lot brighter than their old selves and still like a brain!

I didn't water them this year because their old leaves haven't fully dried out yet. But I just put them under more sunlight so that they'd draw out the remaining water from their old skins.

Red brain Lithops with old leaves