50 Shades of Aucampiae

04 Nov

The 2014 Aucampiae seedlings continue to impress with their hardiness. This is also the prettiest pot with the various shades of green and red.

I planted mixed Aucampiae seeds, “Storm’s Snowcap”, and “Kurumen” in this pot (C392, C325, C332) so they are all Aucampiae but as you can see, vastly different.

Seedlings 1 and 3 have distinct purple hues and number 1, in particular, has some striking markings. Seedlings 2, 4, 5, and 8 are greens. I’m hoping one of those ends up being a “Betty’s Beryl”! Number 4 has a lot of yellow in it whereas number 2 appears to be just a basic green. Number 8 is more of a khaki green with brown undertones and has great camouflage. Number 5…I don’t know what is going on with number 5 but it sure is cool and is my current favorite! Seedlings 6, 7, 9, and 10 are reds. They are all basically the same. Number 9 looks darker right now but I think that’s just because it’s smaller.

So, if we had to guess…let’s try to place our Cole numbers! These are my guesses 🙂

C392 Storm’s Snowcap – Seedling #4

C325 Kurumen – Seedlings #6, #7, #9, and #10

C332 Kurumen – not really fair as these are also Kurumen. Could be #6, #7, #9, or #10 also. I have no idea – haha!



Posted by on November 4, 2014 in Aucampie


2 responses to “50 Shades of Aucampiae

  1. Bob Stewart

    November 6, 2014 at 6:42 am

    It’s difficult enough to identify Cole colony numbers from mature plants and you are trying to do it with seedlings!! Just accept that they are all lovely and will only get better with age. After they flower for the first time, show them again and I’ll play stick the Cole Number on the lithops with you. 🙂 Very nice batch of seedlings. Enjoy.

  2. bonseyes

    November 6, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Haha! Bob! But you know guessing Cole numbers is my favorite game 🙂


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