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Hi!!!

I have been MIA for many months now!  I think I mentioned that I was moving.  Well, that was a nightmare – haha!  Anyway, I’m back on my feet and thought I’d update on the 2014 Lithops.

I lost quite a few Lithops during my move, but the 2014 lot remained unharmed 🙂

Since settling into the new house, my Lithops have been somewhat neglected.  I have wall to wall windows, but because I’m in a forest and my house has an overhanging roof, I don’t actually get a lot of sunlight.  I had to put the Lithops in a South facing basement window.  They were pretty high up and being all of 5’2″ myself, it wasn’t easy to check on them.  Suffice it to say, they didn’t get ANY water all summer!  And guess what, they did awesome!!!

I am now in the process of setting up artificial lights for the Winter.  I have a three season sunroom where they will live next Summer so hopefully my light issue won’t be as much of an issue next year as it was this year.  Today they had their last drink of water until Spring.

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Posted by on October 22, 2016 in Dorotheae, Fulviceps, Olivacea, Uncategorized

 

2016 Seeds

This year, I’m planting late.  But I’m still super excited about what’s coming!

We can expect a pot each of:

  • Lithops dorotheae ‘Zorro’
  • Lithops julii ssp. julii ‘Peppermint Crème’

Stay tuned for pictures 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2016 in Seeds

 

2 Year Old Aucampaie

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Posted by on July 7, 2016 in Aucampie

 

An Amazing Tale

Here’s an amazing and true tale.

Last year, my friend purchased a pot full of Lithops from a very reputable seller in Australia.  Sadly, her dogs ate them shortly after she recieved them.  She never told me about this until just this week when she contacted me full of excitement!  She had scooped all the soil back into the pot at the time of the Lithops demise and never gave it another thought until over a year later when she retrieved the pot to sow some new seeds.  Low and behold, there were two Lithops growing in the discarded pot!  No water or care what so ever for over a year and they were not only able to establish themselves, they were able to thrive!

If that is not a testament to how robust Lithops are and how strong their will to survive is, I don’t know what else to say.  And if you take anything away from this story, let it be that Lithops are well equipt to survive without our help (or interference).  So stop over watering 😀

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

2015 ‘Zorro’

I think one of the two is worthy of propagation!

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Posted by on June 28, 2016 in Dorotheae