Monthly Archives: July 2015

Seeing Double

Ten years ago, I found a little Lithops plant at Shelmerdine’s Greenhouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba. That little plant started an obsession! I thought it was just the coolest little thing.  Sadly, it didn’t survive the move to Ontario and I couldn’t find any here, so I tried to grow one from a seed. I killed 160 Lithops seedlings that year. I’m nothing if not determined, so I read everything I could on the Genus and tried again.

This is my first successful seeding! I planted it in March 2013. I’m proud that not only was it my first successful seedling, but now it’s my first homegrown Lithops to divide into a multi-headed plant. I think this must be what it’s like to watch your kid go off to college!  I’m beaming 😉


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Posted by on July 16, 2015 in Wouldn't You Like to Know


Albinica – 2 Years

Wanna see something beautiful?  My 2 year old Lesliei ‘Albinica’ babies are almost all grown up!  I’m so proud of these guys.  I planted them from seed in 2013.  It’s been amazing to watch them grow into these beauties.  I hope for blooms soon.  Maybe next year!!!


This was them a year ago…


And a year before that… 🙂



Posted by on July 4, 2015 in Lesliei, Lesliei Albinica