Dearest Lithops Lovers! Now that the Dorotheae are well on their way, what would you like to see next? Let’s take a vote (comment below)…
(1) L. Schwantesii, or…
(2) L. Terricolor
I have quite a few seeds (and varieties) of each so let me know your preference. I’ll announce the winning sub-species on September 1st.
I’m also going to start a pot of ‘Green Soapstone’ and ‘Rubra’. I don’t have many seeds of these varieties so I’m not going to get too excited about them yet (still thinking about my failed attempt at growing ‘Peppermint Creme’.
Wow! I didn’t realize how much our little seedlings have grown over the past two months! We have some beauties!
Many, if not most, of the Dorotheae seedlings we are following have substantially shed their baby leaves. There are a few stunning examples of Dorotheae in the mix including at least one well marked ‘Zorro’.
What do you think of them?
Of course, I need to ‘thin the herd’ so to speak, but its a challenge deciding who should be culled and who should be allowed to develop further. I’m always worried that the one I cull, will be the crème de la crème. I think I will let them develop a bit more and decide once I am sure what all their patterns will be. I’m happy with the mix so far.