9 Gorgeous Pleiospilos nelii Varieties 

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If you are searching for an uncommon flowering succulent – grow these Pleiospilos nelii Varieties!

Pleiospilos nelii is a stubby and small specimen that stands tall and colorful in the succulent world! It will be a worthy addition to your collection!

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Pleiospilos nelii Varieties

1. Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’

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This captivating Pleiospilos nelii variety showcases deep purple-red leaves, creating a striking contrast to its stone-like appearance. Deep pink flower is an icing on the cake!

2. Pleiospilos nelii ‘Yellow Split Rock’

Pleiospilos nelii Varieties  in pot

This variety features bright yellow-green stone like leaves, that split open to reveal a bunch of bright yellow-orange flowers – hence the name!

3. Pleiospilos nelii ‘Purple Split Rock’

Pleiospilos nelii Varieties  indoor

‘Purple Split Rock’ boasts deep purple hues, evoking a sense of mystique and elegance. Its vivid coloration sets it apart, creating a captivating contrast.

4. Pleiospilos nelii ‘Green Ice’

Pleiospilos nelii Varieties  in tiny pot

With green leaves adorned by white speckles, ‘Green Ice’ exudes an icy appeal! Its textured appearance complements various succulent arrangements.

5. Pleiospilos nelii ‘Mimicry Plant’

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Resembling a cracked stone, this variety offers a remarkable illusion of a fragmented rock. It may look a lot like green ice at first glance, but this one has its unique identity!

6. Pleiospilos nelii ‘Granite’

Pleiospilos nelii 'Granite small pot holding in hand

‘Granite’ features a stony, textured surface that mimics the name of the stone it carries!  Its rugged charm adds character to succulent gardens and rock gardens alike.

7. Pleiospilos nelii ‘Orange Split Rock’

Pleiospilos nelii 'Orange Split Rock' in terracotta pot

This variety showcases stunning orange-toned leaves that mimic the warmth of desert landscapes. Its vibrant orange flowers make this ‘package’ hard to resist!

8. Pleiospilos nelii ‘Tiger Jaws’

Pleiospilos nelii Varieties  with yellow flower

‘Tiger Jaws’ is known for its serrated, tooth-like leaves, reminiscent of a fearsome predator. A frilly yellow flower atop is a stunning addition!

9. Pleiospilos nelii f. variegata

Pleiospilos nelii Varieties  in square pot

The leaves of this variegated version are covered in blotches of cream, yellow, and sometimes even pink. It also grows large yellow-orange flowers with white centers.

Pleiospilos nelii: Information

Pleiospilos nelii Varieties  blooming

Pleiospilos nelii, commonly known as the Split Rock plant, is a unique succulent native to the arid regions of South Africa. This region experiences hot, dry summers and mild winters, creating the perfect natural habitat for this striking succulent.

These plants have a remarkable resemblance to a split or cracked rock. Their fleshy leaves have a stony texture and are typically gray-green, but various cultivars exhibit different colors and patterns.

Pleiospilos nelii can produce daisy-like flowers that emerge from the center of the plant during the fall or spring. These flowers can vary in color, typically ranging from yellow to orange or pink. The plant typically reaches a height of 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) and a diameter of 3-5 inches (8-13 cm).

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