Pleiospilos nelii is a flowering succulent plant hailing from South Africa. The genus Pleiospilos plant name comes from two Greek words: first ‘pleios’, means many and the second part, ‘spilos’ means spot. It is a member of the Aizoaceae family.
Pleiospilos nelii, a stemless plant only attains a height and spread of a couple of inches. These ancient plants can spread to several inches as they produce offshoots to form a group. Each plant produces two to four spherical, and also deep fissure leaves. The leaves range in color from grayish-green to brown and patterned with spots. This succulent plant produces new leaf-pair annually and absorbs its old leaves. Pleiospilos should never have more than four new pair of leaves at a time. If it produces more than four new leaves, it means you are watering too much.