If I get the numbers right, at about 17 Jupiter masses a mainly gaseous planet would ignite into some type of star. What about rocky planets? Is there a theoretical limit to their size, so that they can grow up to size x? (I'm imagining a "liquid" planet would congeal into rock after certain gravity value, and would somehow fit into the "rocky class" as well).
Giant planets have an abundance of H and He. Hydrogen burning occurs at relatively low temperatures. Rocky planets, on the other hand, don't have much hydrogen and even less helium. For them, the first relevant process would be C burning, which occurs at about 8 solar masses.
But this is valid only as a thought experiment. Rocky planets loose or don't accrete H/He mainly because of insufficient mass. If they were massive, they would consist of H/He and therefore "ignite" at 17 Jupiter masses.