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Seeing Double

16 Jul

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

 

One response to “Seeing Double

  1. Bob Stewart

    August 1, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Hello Bon’s Eyes.

    So nice you are able to commemorate your first “double” Lithops. I wish I remembered my first, and really wish I had a photo of it. Do you know its identity? Looks like a karasmontana but could also be a julii. It really is exciting when the old, dried, skin of a singled headed lithops finally splits open and reveals two heads! I’ve experienced it many times but it’s still exciting. Has this first plant flowered yet? The first flower of a lithops you have grown from seed is also very exciting. It seems many things about lithops are exciting; maybe that why they’re so fun to grow. So, I hope you enjoy your growing lithops collection as well as your summer. 🙂
    Bob

     

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