Then & Now

11 Oct

Last year, around this time, I was admiring my first homegrown seedlings.  They had just gone through their first leaf renewal and I remember being very impressed by some of the bright colors and intricate patterns I got out of the packages of mixed seeds I planted.  This one was definitely one of my favorites…remember him?  It was the most stunning little seedling out of the whole bunch!


I thought it would fun to share what it looks like now that it is a year older.  It’s gone through a few leaf renewals and it seems that the markings get more and more defined with every shed.  I still haven’t figured out what species it is, but I certainly remain impressed by it.  Pretty little thing, don’t you think?   🙂




Posted by on October 11, 2014 in Lot #2


3 responses to “Then & Now

  1. Bob Stewart

    October 12, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Hi ! I think its a beautiful little lithops, with excellent leaf surface markings. I still believe it’s karasmontana or one of its varieties or subspecies, perhaps eberlanzii, but lack of ID doesn’t diminish its beauty in any way. For me, lithops I have grown from seed are always special, and they continue to bring me joy as I watch them grow year after year. In a few years your seed grown lithops will produce their first flowers and that will be very special too. Enjoy.

  2. David

    October 12, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Very cool looking indeed! Could it be a karasmontana?

  3. bonseyes

    October 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Two votes for Karasmontana! I could accept that. Eberlanzii seems probable, but I’d lean more towards C147 then C149 as the lobes are definitely rounded on top 🙂


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