Category Archives: Dorotheae
Wow! I didn’t realize how much our little seedlings have grown over the past two months! We have some beauties!
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?
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 crème. I 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.
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 🙂
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!