Big Day for the Homegrown Lithops!

05 Apr

My homegrown lithops are now unruly teenagers at one year of age.  Many have gone through two or three regenerations already so I decided it’s time to start treating them like grown-ups.  I’ll tell ya, it was a tough a decision.  I know transplanting a Lithops is risky at this age and it truly was my hope to stretch it until they were two years old, but there was overcrowding and I felt they needed an opportunity to spread out and grow!

I choose to re-pot the yearlings into the adult soil mix.  Again, I might regret that decision later but if all goes well, I would like to avoid re-potting for the next few years so putting them into their permanent substrate made sense. 

These are my keepers…


In addition to re-potting my keepers from last year’s Spring planting session, I took the initiative to sow some of the many seeds I received over the winter.  I’ve planted what seems like a gazillion Aucampiae of various varieties.  I even have some Aucampiae Storms ‘Snowcap’ on the way!  Perhaps tomorrow I’ll work on sowing some Hallii seeds 🙂


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One response to “Big Day for the Homegrown Lithops!

  1. Bob Stewart

    April 13, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Beautiful plants bonseyes. The makings of a great lithops collection. Keep us informed as to how the repotting and seed sowing is going. Spring is a great time for lithops as their leaves are new and pristine. Hope you are enjoying some nice weather – it was a tough winter.


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