How to Propagate Pleiospilos nelii “Split Rock”
“Split Rock” can be propagated by division or by seeds. If you are new to growing from seed, be aware that, like any succulent seed, it can take quite some time to grow a full-sized plant.
Pleiospilos nelii “Split Rock” can be propagated by dividing the leaves. Clumps should be removed in the spring before it begins to grow new leaves.
Using a sharp, sterile knife, remove a leaf from the main plant. Allow it to callous over for a day or two, and then place in well-draining sandy soil.
“Split Rock” can be easily grown from seeds harvested from the flower pod or purchased online. Begin to sow your seeds in the summer, in a warm place.
For best results, soak your Pleiospilos nelii seeds in water for 24 hours before planting in a small layer of sandy soil. Keep soil damp, but not too wet, until seeds germinate.
Pleiospilos nelii likes soil without much organic material. Use a well-draining soil (preferably sandy) and do not fertilize unless it is during its growing time.
Often Confused With
Pleiospilos nelii “Split Rock” is often confused with Lithops.