Albinica – 2 Years

04 Jul

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



4 responses to “Albinica – 2 Years

  1. Bob Stewart

    July 7, 2015 at 6:01 am

    They look great. The real joy of Lithops lesliei ‘Albinica’ however, comes when they flower. The bright white flower looks so nice in contrast to the bright green leaves. I like the plant in the middle row on the right. The green windows and pinkish/brown/grey islands are a very nice combination. Was the seed of this plant listed as ‘Albinica’? If so, looks as if there is something else mixed in. Keeping pollination controlled in lithops, as with any plant, can be difficult and sometimes it is not as controlled as you would like. You really have to judge the resulting plants, not the names on the seed packages. 🙂 How many lithops in your collection now? Have you done an inventory? And, if you don’t mind me asking, what is the significance of the name “bonseyes”. Just curious. 🙂

    • bonseyes

      July 7, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Hi Bob! Yes, they were labelled as ‘Albinica’ but I did get some brown/pink ones. It was about a 50/50 split but I really like the brown ones so I kept some. Your favorite is my favorite too! Interestingly, when I planted the ‘Fred’s Redhead’ seeds last year, they turned out to be ‘Albinica’ with some of these brown ones mixed in. I think they were from the same seller.

      I just did a quick count. I have 198 Lithops now. Wow! When did that happen? LOL!

      ‘Bonseyes’ is kind of a silly story. My name is Bonnie, but most of my friends call me Bon. I have recessive blue eyes…they are very bright and very blue…and when I first meet someone they usually say something like, “OMG! Your eyes are so blue! Are they your real eyes?” and my friends always say, “Yup! Those are Bon’s eyes!”. Anyway, a little silly, but it turned into the nicknames ‘Bonsai’ and ‘Bonseyes’ and it just kind of stuck 🙂

  2. Bob Stewart

    July 8, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Thank you Bonnie with the Blue Eyes. You already have twice as many lithops as I have! 🙂 You are going to have a great collection. Are there any succulent societies in your area? Lithops are always a hit at the society I belong to (National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society). I take my extra seedlings (after I’ve selected the ones I like the best for myself) in for the society sales or raffle table and they always disappear fast. Since I’m not growing any lithops from seed right now (just don’t have any spare space) I really appreciate your sharing your lithops growing experiences with us. I really enjoy watching, and hearing about, your progress.

    • bonseyes

      July 8, 2015 at 10:55 am

      You’re welcome! We do have a cactus & succulent society here and I hope to join soon! I bought some other succulent seeds to try (Titanopsis and Astrophytum) but like you, I need more space! haha!


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