Hello Joe!

19 Mar

All the 2014 babies are undergoing their second shed.  Here are some amazing Aucampiae!  The colors and patterns are becoming deeper and more distinct with this shed.


This little guy (above) was featured in another post where I labelled it as one of my most stunning Lithops.  It’s really changed!  Here’s a picture of it before shedding (plant on the right of the photo).  Amazing how the patterns have strengthened.  I swear it’s the same one!!!



Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Aucampie


3 responses to “Hello Joe!

  1. bonseyes

    March 20, 2015 at 2:56 am

    Preliminary observations are that…
    1st Photo = Lithops aucampiae ssp. aucampiae v. aucampiae (Kuruman form) – C173 & C392
    2nd Photo = Lithops aucampiae ssp. aucampiae v. aucampiae – C117???

  2. Bob Stewart

    March 22, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Those are very nice looking aucampiaes. Of course brand new leaves have that special clear, sharp look, but the patterns are very good with great contrast. Where will your older lithops spend the frost free part of the year? I move mine outside in full sun, but with protection from the rain. I like the way lithops grow low and compact when given a lot of sunlight. I do grow some under fluorescent lights. Those under lights grow a little higher, but if I’m careful with watering, they still look quite good. You are developing a nice collection of Lithops aucampiae plants. Thanks for sharing them with us. 🙂

  3. bonseyes

    March 22, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks, Bob! I love the new leaves. The little Dorotheae ‘Zorro’ looks nice too. I’ll get photos of it next week.

    My adults will be going outside again. I had trouble with them last year due to the humidity here in Ottawa, so I’m going to keep a close eye and may have to bring them in. I prefer the low growing behavior and the colors are so much richer with the natural light. I’m hopeful they’ll do well outside with careful watering 🙂


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