Julii ‘Peppermint Creme’ – Day 19

23 Jul

19 days old!!!



I moved all the Lithops, including our little ‘Peppermint Cremes’, outside.  They are on a covered deck but get south/east sunlight filtered through the leaves of some taller trees.  They seem to be handling the transition well.

I have removed the plastic cover.  The seedlings need to be misted a few times a day to ensure they don’t dry out.  Once a week, I set them in a sink full of water, almost up to the rim of the pot, and let the soil media soak up the moisture through the bottom and sides of the pot.  This week, I added a tiny amount of general purpose plant fertilizer to the weekly soak water.  This is the period where they need a lot of care.  Once they get their first true leaves, we will be able to relax a bit 🙂

I don’t water seedlings from above, always from the bottom.  The young Lithops are too sensitive to be watered from above.  It is okay to mist them lightly, but when you give them a good drink, let them pull it up from the bottom of the pot.


Posted by on July 23, 2017 in Julii, Step-by-Step


2 responses to “Julii ‘Peppermint Creme’ – Day 19

  1. Gerardo Alvarez Arteaga

    July 23, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Sigo con gran interés el levantamiento de las plántulas de tu colección, enhorabuena.

    ”Los lithops de Gerardo”

    • bonseyes

      July 23, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      Wow! That’s great Gerardo. I am happy you are following along 🙂


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