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Inventory of Adult Lithops

Tonight, I brought the adult Lithops inside and catalogued them before putting them under lights for the winter.  I thought I’d share!  I feel blessed to have such an amazing collection.  I can’t wait to add our ‘Peppermint Cremes’ to the roster 🙂

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Hi!!!

I have been MIA for many months now!  I think I mentioned that I was moving.  Well, that was a nightmare – haha!  Anyway, I’m back on my feet and thought I’d update on the 2014 Lithops.

I lost quite a few Lithops during my move, but the 2014 lot remained unharmed 🙂

Since settling into the new house, my Lithops have been somewhat neglected.  I have wall to wall windows, but because I’m in a forest and my house has an overhanging roof, I don’t actually get a lot of sunlight.  I had to put the Lithops in a South facing basement window.  They were pretty high up and being all of 5’2″ myself, it wasn’t easy to check on them.  Suffice it to say, they didn’t get ANY water all summer!  And guess what, they did awesome!!!

I am now in the process of setting up artificial lights for the Winter.  I have a three season sunroom where they will live next Summer so hopefully my light issue won’t be as much of an issue next year as it was this year.  Today they had their last drink of water until Spring.

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Posted by on October 22, 2016 in Dorotheae, Fulviceps, Olivacea, Uncategorized

 

Yearlings

L. Olivacea Nebrownii & Fulviceps V Fulviceps

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And a lovely pot of mixed Hallii. I know for sure I have some C174, C119, and C135 in this pot, but the rest were from a mixed bag of mystery Hallii seeds.  I love the two orange ones 🙂

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Posted by on November 26, 2015 in Fulviceps, Hallii, Olivacea, Uncategorized

 

Yearlings

These are both last year’s seedlings.  They are maturing nicely!

This is Verruculosa ‘Rose of Texas’.  They are a year and three months old.  I have seven in total but only two are shedding right now.  I’m loving the red ‘blood spots’ coming through.  The spots are typical of many (maybe all???) Verruculosa and I use them to identify the species often.  Of course, the most interesting characteristic of this particular cultivar is the pink blooms (most Lithops have yellow or white blooms) but these particular plants are much too young for that 🙂

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These are my Fulviceps V Fulviceps and Olivacea V. Nebrownii yearlings.  They are exactly 12 months old today; happy sowing day little guys!!!  I planted these ones late in the season as I had an extra pot and some spare seeds and this is what I got!  There are six Fulviceps and three Olivacea.  The Olivacea took a really long time to come up and I thought I wasn’t going to get any, so I’m more then pleased with three!  Fulviceps also have spots, but they are unlike those of Verruculosa.  Verruculosa spots really do look like little drops of fresh blood.  Fulviceps spots are more like the mottled skin of a toad.

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Posted by on August 30, 2015 in Fulviceps, Olivacea

 

2014 Olivacea & Fulviceps

These lil guys are 2 month old Olivacea Nebrownii and Fulvicep seedlings.  A couple months ago I found these misc packets of seeds and decided to dump them into a pot to see what would happen.  There are quite a few in there although they are difficult to see with the course potting mix I used.  I’m excited to see how they turn out.  So far, they seem to be doing well and appear quite hardy.

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Posted by on November 16, 2014 in Fulviceps, Olivacea