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by Kayla
(West Virginia)


It’s very purple right now…when I got it I think it was more green, and it looked like a cute opened mouth.

Now it has a new mouth growing out of its middle. It seems like it has the potential to develop a rosette cluster, like a Graptopetalum, the closest likeness I could find on here.

But its “leaves” are a lot thicker and not nearly as pointy.

It also has tiny speckled dots on it. Idk, help please!

Hi Kayla, I’m going to really put myself out there and say that this is some kind of Conophytum, otherwise known as a Pebble Plant, because that’s really what they look like.

These have certain particular requirements, mostly to give them a dry dormant period, without any water at all for several weeks to months.

The precise schedule has to be followed; they not only will not thrive without this treatment, they won’t survive.

I’m going to cry ignorance on growing them – the closest thing I have grown is Lithops, which are known as Living Stones, Pebble Plants, or Split Rock.

With so many different species, it’s going to be hard to pin down exactly which kind you have.

You can see another visitors post about a similar plant here. The link in that post leads to another site with more pictures for you to look at.

Hopefully that gives you more to go on; good luck with your little plant,

Comments for Purplish green baby plant with thick “leaves”???

Feb 13, 2013
by: Kayla

Thank you Jacki,

knowing at least the family of succulents it’s in helps a lot!


Sep 21, 2016
Re ur lithop.
by: Bob

It will produce a white flower. They feed off their otheir outside leaves & during this time u don’t water them at all. Called a royal flush lithop. It will turn completely purple.

Sep 17, 2017
Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’
by: Nadja

Dear babyplant grower!
By now you probably lost your “baby” or learned that it’s a Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’ or perhaps a Pleiospilos nelii hybrid.

Anyhow: No water from about October, autumn; when it has opened the fissure and you can see the top of the new set of leaves until the old leaves are completely dry and looks like withered paper, in the spring.

Start watering slightly by misting and let it dry out completely.

Then increase the water amount over a couple of times and then drench it through 2-4 times, always letting it dry out completely between waterings.

By early June, early summer, it goes into dormancy and should only be misted if it gets shriveled. In late summer you can begin watering again, still; let it dry out between waterings.
Good luck 🙂