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L.Dorotheae – 6 Months

Wow!  I didn’t realize how much our little seedlings have grown over the past two months!  We have some beauties!

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Posted by on July 15, 2018 in Dorotheae

 

4 Months

Update!

Many, if not most, of the Dorotheae seedlings we are following have substantially shed their baby leaves.  There are a few stunning examples of Dorotheae in the mix including at least one well marked ‘Zorro’.

What do you think of them?

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Of course, I need to ‘thin the herd’ so to speak, but its a challenge deciding who should be culled and who should be allowed to develop further.  I’m always worried that the one I cull, will be the crème de la crèmeI think I will let them develop a bit more and decide once I am sure what all their patterns will be.  I’m happy with the mix so far.

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Dorotheae, Uncategorized

 

Dorotheae Seedlings Update

Update on our 2018 Dorotheae Seedlings!   They are starting to shed their baby leaves and their adult colors and patterns are starting to emerge!  I can already see that there are a few nice ‘Zorros’ in the bunch.  What a relief after the drama we had with the ‘Peppermint Creme’ seedlings.  I am feeling vindicated 🙂

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The next few weeks will be super fun as these little guys finish shedding.  I am looking forward to seeing all the different patterns.

In the end, I didn’t do anything special to ensure these seedlings thrived.  I think we just had bad luck and the ‘Peppermint Creme’ seeds were not viable for whatever reason.  What a relief to know that there isn’t something about my new house that would make it hard to grow Lithops.  Phew!  Thanks for tagging along and sharing in this success!

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2018 in Dorotheae

 

Conophytum?

Grrr …quite sure we have some conophytum seedlings mixed in with our baby dorotheae.  This is bad news; Conophytum have exactly the opposite requirements as Lithops!

Pics soon.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

L.Dortheae Update

The young Dortheae seedlings are doing very well!  The only change I’ve made for these seedlings over the ‘pepper cremes’ is to their water.  I’m not using my well water this time…I’m melting snow for them (we have lots of that right now!).

This week, I will be thinning them out.  They have grown in quite thick in spots, as you can see.

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Posted by on February 11, 2018 in Dorotheae, Seedlings