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Terricolor ‘Silver Spurs’ – 24 days old

The new Terricolor seedlings are doing great!  I sowed 10 seeds, 7 germinated, and 5 have thrived!  I can’t wait to see these guys all grown up!

In related news, I did not get ONE Dinteranthus seed to germinate.  I waited a month just in case they were slow, but sadly, nothing pushed through that sand.  I will try again, but for now, I re-sowed that pot with some Hallii seeds.  I chose a mix of 10 seeds I got straight from Africa and topped off the Lot with some C174.  Can’t wait to see what I get  🙂

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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Dinteranthus, Hallii, Seedlings, Terricolor

 

Dinteranthus `Vanzylii Pofadder’ Update

It’s been nine (9) days since my Dinteranthus seeds were sown and still, no sign of any seedlings.  They are proving as difficult to germinate as their reputation suggests.  I was very close to sowing some mixed Halli seeds on top of them tonight but decided I could let them go for another week or so before I give up.  Frustrating!

On a related note, I have six (6) brand new Terricolor ‘Silver Spurs’ starting.  They are 11 days old and starting to strengthen up.  As I look at all the pots on my windowsill, I wonder where I’ll be putting everyone once the 2014 seedlings are mature enough to re-pot.  Lithops are like potato chips; you can’t have just one!

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Dinteranthus

 

This is a Weird One!

I’m testing out my new sandy soil mix on some seeds.  I was rooting through my collection when I found some Dinteranthus seeds.  They are labeled `Vanzylii Pofadder`.  Never heard of them.  Oh well, into the pot they go!  😀

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Dinteranthus