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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
olive-green living stone
Lithops are nearly stemless, succulent perennials forming bodies composed of a pair of very fleshy leaves, the flattish tips bearing translucent dots or patches; daisy-like flowers emerge from the fissure between the leaves
L. olivacea is a succulent perennial making a clump of pale beige, fleshy leaves mottled with dark olive-green on the tips, with white-centred yellow flowers 3-4cm across in late summer and early autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in cactus compost with added leaf mould in full light. Water freely during the growing season and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Keep dry at other times
Propagate by seed at 19-24°C (66-75°F) in spring or early summer, or remove offsets in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Aphids and mealybugs may occur
Usually disease free
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