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By Carrie Knutson
NDSU Extension Agent, Grand Forks Co. 

Dakota Gardener: Living Stones


August 22, 2022

Lithops, an interesting-looking plant that is native to Africa, prefers sandy soil and bright light. (NDSU photo)

It is no secret that I have a passion for soil, rocks and plants. There has been a recent addition to my houseplant collection, courtesy of a gardener friend, which has combined two of my three passions. I added a lithops, also called a living stone plant.

Lithops are fascinating. If you grow them or have seen one, you know why. They look other-worldly but are aptly named. When I brought my lit...

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