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Restless Slumber

01 Feb

The Fulviceps are starting to awaken from their Winter sleep! This is a sure sign of Spring!

While checking on the Lithops yesterday, I noticed that two of my adult Fulviceps have started to renew their leaves. This marks the start of the Lithops growing cycle (well, actually…the new plants have been forming inside the old plants all Winter and that was the official start of the growing cycle, but we couldn’t see that happening so for our purposes, I’m going to call this the start!). Once the old leaves are fully absorbed and the new plants have emerged, we’ll be able to resume watering – carefully at first, then more abundantly until Summer when the plants should go dormant again.

Can you see the new plant forming inside?

Edit:  These plants, like all my adults, have been without water since last October.  I’ve been strong and haven’t given them even a drop 🙂

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Posted by on February 1, 2015 in Fulviceps, Wouldn't You Like to Know

 

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5 responses to “Restless Slumber

  1. David

    March 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    For some reason I thought they’d start the regeneration process during winter but seems like most of my adults have done absolutely nothing over the winter either. I’ve also been holding strong since November with zero watering. They’re all quite wrinkly but not too soft right now, hope I’ll see some more actions soon as well!

     
  2. bonseyes

    March 3, 2015 at 3:06 am

    I was certainly relieved when mine started to open. They really start looking awful right before a shed! Hopefully yours won’t be too much longer 🙂

     
    • David

      March 3, 2015 at 5:16 am

      I hope so too! This is how they look as of few weeks ago

       
  3. bonseyes

    March 3, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    They look good to me! I wouldn’t worry about them at all.

    Another thing to think about is temperature. They like going a bit cold in the winter and I think it’s the reduced light, with colder nights, and no water that starts the regeneration. Mine are inside but I cover the vent and I have an old house so some of the rooms are somewhat cooler anyways.

    Honestly though, your plants look perfect to me!

     
    • David

      March 8, 2015 at 6:21 am

      That’s good! Yeah, I keep them close to the window so during the cold nights the pot gets quite cold, I think the L. hallii is also showing new heads through the tiny crack. Hope to see some more actions soon 🙂

       

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