05 Apr

I’m happy to report that the Dorotheae ‘Zorro’ have made it through the Winter.  All of them are getting ready to shed their old leaves.  The babies are sooooooooooooooo cute, but that two year old is stunning!  Love them 😀



Posted by on April 5, 2016 in Dorotheae


3 responses to ““Zorro”

  1. Bret

    April 8, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Those are fantastic and my favorite.I started growing lithops a couple of years ago and these will definitely be the next variety that I will attempt to grow.
    Can you tell me where you bought the seed?

  2. bonseyes

    April 9, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Thanks! They are my favorite too!

    I bought seed from Mesa Gardens and Oz Lithops. Mesa is the two year olds and Oz is the yearlings. I’m waiting to see how the yearlings turn out. In the 2 year old pot, there is only really one plant that I would consider a true ‘Zorro’. I find that they germinate well, but very few actually make it to maturity. I mixed seed from different ‘Dorotheae’ types in that pot and only one ‘Zorro’ survived. In the yearling pot, I planted only ‘Zorro’ and while 100% of the seeds germinated (10), only two seedlings made it. I usually have better luck so I think they are tricky.

    I ordered more ‘Zorro’ seeds from Oz Lithops this year. Unfortunately, I never received them. It’s been a few months so I’m convinced they are lost in the mail forever. Now I’m hoping at least one of the yearlings is a nice ‘Zorro’ and I’ll try to get my own seeds.

    • Bret

      April 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      I’m finding that some varieties are much more robust than others. It doesn’t surprise me to learn that those beautiful little Zorro divas are difficult.

      For what it’s worth – Last year, I collected seed from a lithop that wasn’t cross pollinated and had excellent germination and growth


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