28 Feb

Will this winter never end?  I have so many seeds and am chomping at the bit to get started.  I can’t even see out my windows this morning; they are all frosted up 😦

I hope everyone’s plants are surviving this particularly cold and long winter!


Posted by on February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Ugh…

  1. Bob Stewart

    March 5, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Hi. My lithops are fine as they spend the winter inside on one of my large south facing windowsills. I have a heavy curtain between the windowsill and the room so the lithops get quite cool at night. They are a little late in their regeneration compared to past years, but they may be due to the large percentage of cloudy weather we have had this winter. These are all adult plants and sometimes they take their time putting out their new leaves. I haven’t watered them since last October. I certainly ready for spring to arrive. Our low temperature last night was -15 C which is quite cold for southern Maryland. Our average low temp this time of year is 3 C.

    • bonseyes

      March 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Bob! My adults are in a south window too. They’re doing pretty well with their leaf renewal. My observation is that the plants that flowered are slower to regenerate. Interesting and I wonder if it’s consistent with what others have found. Mine have also been without water since October but seem to be doing great. I can’t wait to set up the greenhouse outside. Don’t worry, I think Spring MUST be just around the corner!

  2. NiceLithops

    March 7, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Hi All, I am a newbie with only 10 months of lithops experience. First winter with 5 amateur ones and 1 Optica just sowed since Aug. I am from Vancouver Canada and wonder if any of you are also from west coast and can let me know when I should start watering them.

  3. bonseyes

    March 7, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    HI NiceLithops! I’m from Ottawa so more East then West. I’ve been watering my young ones whenever they ask for it, but my adults haven’t had water since October. I’ll start watering the older ones once the old leaves are almost fully absorbed – carefully at first. I think it really depends on your particular plants and how far along they are. As a general guide, I’ve read that misting will start in April and full watering in May until November.

  4. NiceLithops

    March 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Thx bonseyes, all 5 of mine had started growing their new leaves a week ago. Just got some Lateritia seed; shall sow soon. Happy growing.


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