Lithops - (commonly called "flowering stones“ or "living stones“) are true mimicry plants: their shape, size and color causes them to resemble small stones in their natural surroundings. The plants blend in among the stones as a means of protection. Grazing animals which would otherwise eat them during periods of drought to obtain moisture usually overlook them. Even experts in the field sometimes have difficulty locating plants for study because of this unusual deceptive camouflage.

Lithops - (commonly called "flowering stones“ or "living stones“) are true mimicry plants: their shape, size and color causes them to resemble small stones in their natural surroundings. The plants blend in among the stones as a means of protection. Grazing animals which would otherwise eat them during periods of drought to obtain moisture usually overlook them. Even experts in the field sometimes have difficulty locating plants for study because of this unusual deceptive camouflage.

How to Build Your Own Terrarium: A Black Thumb Guide to Life in a Bottle -http://www.custommade.com/blog/build-your-own-terrarium/

How to Build Your Own Terrarium: A Black Thumb Guide to Life in a Bottle -http://www.custommade.com/blog/build-your-own-terrarium/

Drawing showing the layers of rocks, charcoal, and soil in the terrarium, along with plants, and a small garden gnome.

Drawing showing the layers of rocks, charcoal, and soil in the terrarium, along with plants, and a small garden gnome.

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