Pleiospilos Nelii is a small clump forming stemless, perennial ,leaf succulent nearly spherical vaguely reminding for a Lithops. Mesembs can reach a height of up to 8 cm and a diameter of up to 10 cm. The leaves have a deep fissure in the middle and are usually rose to purple in color with many conspicuous raised dark dots scattered over the whole surface. A new pair of leaves is produced each year.
This cultivar has a deep rose flowers with a white center. They are daisy-like, up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter and emerge from the center of the leaves. The flowers open in mid-afternoon and close just after sunset.
They grow in arid desert-like regions that get very little rainfall . They love sun so make sure they are in a south-facing window and when summer rolls around, let them get plenty of filtered light outdoors,plenty of ventilation and protect from rain.
Allow the soil to dry completely between waterings . Hold back water during the hottest weeks of summer and also in the dead of winter. Since the split rock has such a long tap root,the pot should be at least 3.5-4 deep. Proper drainage is a must so make sure the pot has a hole in the bottom.
Mesembs require a loam-based compost with the addition of extra drainage material such as horticultural grit or perlite.
Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping