Life n’ Lithops n’…Conophytum???

22 Jan

A while back I saw a picture of a little dwarf Conophytum.  I was intriqued by the genus and bought myself some seeds.  While doing an inventory of my Lithops seeds (yes, I have enough to warrant an inventory and more coming in the next few weeks!), I came across the three tiny packets of Conophytum and decided to give them a go.  Conophytum are rumored to be the exact opposite of Lithops in terms of growing cycles so how great will it be to have a summer mesemb and a winter mesemb!

I must admit, I’m not all that confident with Conophytum yet, but it shouldn’t take long to get up to speed.  I’ll be making them their own little category so it’s easy to follow their progress.

In other news…I gave away my Lot #5 seedlings.  If you recall, I was trying a winter sowing of Dorotheae, Aucampieae, and Verruculosa.  I found some like minded friends who wanted to give Lithops a try so I rehomed the little seedlings with them.  I was sad to see them go but happy to ignite a passion in someone else.  Lithops don’t have a great following in my area so it will be nice to have some other people to share my stories with and maybe even seed in the future.

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Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Conophytum



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