Lithops, commonly known as “living stones” or “pebble plants,” are a fascinating group of succulent plants known for their mimicry of stones or pebbles as a survival strategy. These quirky little succulents are native to southern Africa and get their name from their stony appearance. Lithops have thick, rounded, pebble-like leaves that blend right into a rocky landscape. The tops of the leaves are often etched with mesmerizing leaf-like markings in grays, greens, and browns that help them camouflage in their natural habitat. When lithops bloom, they produce daisy-like flowers that seem to magically emerge from the gravelly leaves. Their compact size, slow-growing and easy to care for makes them perfect for desktops and small spaces.