It’s now officially winter and there isn’t much happening on the Lithops shelf. However, I did notice that Lady Otzeniana is starting to look like she’s ready to reveal herself and my first seedling to shed it’s baby leaves, is preparing to go through it’s second shed.
To be honest, I’m most excited about the second shed. I’m interested to see how much the plant changes between shed one and shed two. I think it should get more colour and it’s pattern should be more defined each time it’s leaves are renewed. With each shed, we should be getting closer and closer to being able to definitively identify it! And of course, being my first, homegrown Lithops, it holds a special place on the Lithops shelf. It’s exciting to watch it grow up 🙂
The leaf renewal for Lady Otzeniana is also exciting. I guess I’m a little guarded that this phase will also take forever and as mentioned previously, I’m not really that patient, so I’m trying to not get my hopes up. The fissure has just started to open so I think we have a few weeks to wait yet. Of course, I’ll keep you all posted!