Spontanious Death & Aucampiae

15 Sep

I went away for the weekend and came home to find my Aucampiae ‘Nugget’ had died.  It literally disappeared; the pot is empty.  It’s frustrating because the plant seemed very healthy when I left and was in the process of dividing into two heads.  I was only gone two days.

I’ve heard of this happening with Aucampiae before but it’s still a crumby feeling.  I was so excited to see if both heads would be fully emerged when I got home.  I regret not taking a photo before I left.  RIP little ‘Nugget’ 😦


Posted by on September 15, 2015 in Aucampie


4 responses to “Spontanious Death & Aucampiae

  1. David

    September 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Oh no….poor Nugget. I had that happened to me before but it was one of the little ones that just got a bit too much water than it could take and exploded overnight…

    • bonseyes

      September 16, 2015 at 1:34 am

      It’s awful, isn’t it?! They just vanish over night :/

      • Bob Stewart

        September 16, 2015 at 5:22 am

        There’s an old saying most Lithops growers learn sooner or later, “Here today, mush tomorrow.” We all experience it. Be strong and move on.

  2. bonseyes

    September 16, 2015 at 11:32 am

    LOL! I’ll have to remember that saying, Bob 🙂


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