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2014 Aucampiae Keepers

25 Jan

26 seedlings made the cut 🙂
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Posted by on January 25, 2015 in Aucampie

 

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4 responses to “2014 Aucampiae Keepers

  1. Bob Stewart

    January 26, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Your little aucampiaes look great. I’ve grown a lot of aucampiae. They are often beautifully patterned and they are usually large! They can take more water than many types of lithops, but they don’t seem to be long lived. My experiences have been they look wonderful for five or six years and then seem to dry up and die. Of course it could just be my problem as a grower. 🙂 It will be interesting to follow your experiences with them. I hope your experiences are all positive and enjoyable.

     
    • bonseyes

      January 26, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Thanks! I think they are going to fill up that pot really well and we’ll get some nice colors. I ended up with 44 nice strong seedlings, so I’m quite happy with their vigor so far. I think you might be right regarding their shorter lifespan though. One of my adult Aucampiae died this past summer for absolutely no reason at all and it seemed to happen quite suddenly. I’m sorry you’ve had the same experience, but it’s nice to know that it’s not just me.

       
  2. bittster

    February 1, 2015 at 2:04 am

    This is going to be quite a potful in a few months. I love how the colors vary so much in the pot!
    Thanks for sharing the pictures, I’ve been enjoying watching how your babies have been coming along.

     
    • bonseyes

      February 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks Bittster! I’m happy you are enjoying watching them grow 🙂

      I have ‘Storm’s Snowcap’, ‘Kurumen’, and a couple packets of mixed Aucampiae in this pot (C392, C325, C332, + misc.). I also love the different colors and patterns and think this pot will be spectacular once it fills in! If it comes along as planned, I hope to enter it in the local cactus & succulent show. Lithops are under-appreciated here so I hope to stir up some interest. Fingers crossed they do well 🙂

       

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