OK, now I’m stressed out. I transplanted my three seedlings from Lot #1 in an attempt to save the little green seedling that was growing into the glass of their previous home. Fingers crossed they don’t die a slow and painful death 😦
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Almost 1 week post sowing and we have seedlings in all three pots from Lot #3. Karasmontana Lateritia was the first to emerge and has, by far, the most seedlings to date with over 20. Julii Fulleri Rouxii was second with a slow showing of 4 or 5 tiny green seedlings emerging yesterday, and finally, just today, I have ONE Otzeniana seedling 🙂
I look forward to watching them grow over the upcoming weeks. Pictures to follow (once they start looking like Lithops – LOL!)
LOt #1 is seven weeks old! They aren’t doing much right now. I’ve started to reduce their watering a bit and they are none the worse for wear. I think I might lose the bright green seedling that is pressing up against the side of the glass of the sealer. I’ve been tempted to re-pot them, but I’m worried about disturbing them and potentially losing the other two, which at this point, seem to be doing well. It’s quite a quandary. I’m leaning towards risking it…I have over 30 healthy seedlings from Lot #2 and over 20 healthy seedlings from my Karasmontana pot, so I won’t be Lithops-less if the re-potting fails 😦
Lot #2 is now 4 weeks old! The seedlings have started to catch up to where Lot #1 was at 4 weeks and they are starting to show a definite shape. I, of course, have some Lesliei Albinica seedlings in there, but the rest are a mystery! Check out this interesting guy…
There is ONE seedling like that one. It is a deep blood red colour and has an iridescent red shimmer on it’s edges. By far, this one is my favorite and if none of the other seedlings survive, I will be happy as long as I have that red one!
Elsewhere in the pot, I have three or four super tiny yellow seedlings. I have no idea what they could be (I have my suspicions about the red one) but I think they are pretty cool and can’t wait to watch them mature.
First seedlings from Lot#3 have emerged and WOW, are there ever a lot of them!!! Karasmontana Lateritia is the winner and is growing with gusto! I still have plastic on the pots, but I’m pretty sure I had close to 20 seedlings yesterday and they are bright green! Can’t wait to see if the other pots sprout today 🙂