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What’s Next

Dearest Lithops Lovers!  Now that the Dorotheae are well on their way, what would you like to see next?  Let’s take a vote (comment below)…

(1)  L. Schwantesii, or…

(2)  L. Terricolor

I have quite a few seeds (and varieties) of each so let me know your preference.  I’ll announce the winning sub-species on September 1st.

I’m also going to start a pot of ‘Green Soapstone’ and ‘Rubra’.  I don’t have many seeds of these varieties so I’m not going to get too excited about them yet (still thinking about my failed attempt at growing ‘Peppermint Creme’.



Posted by on August 19, 2018 in Uncategorized


4 Months


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 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.


Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Dorotheae, Uncategorized



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.





Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Uncategorized


We Have Seedlings!

We have seedlings!  Many of them!!!  The Dorotheae seeds have sprouted and are looking strong.

Pictures soon 😀

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Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Dorotheae, Seedlings, Uncategorized


Giving UP

Hey Guys,

It’s with a heavy a heart that I report I am thinking of giving up on our little “Peppermint Creme” seedlings.  They simply aren’t doing anything.  They aren’t growing and they aren’t dying…they are in Lithops Limbo.  Not a nice place to be.

I don’t intend to cull these seedlings, but simply hope to start a fresh pot that we can follow.  Is it possible that the “Peppermint Creme” seedlings were duds from the start?  Is my new house too cold, too dark, do I have funny water?  I am at a loss; I have not had difficulty growing Lithops from seed in the past.


Posted by on November 24, 2017 in Uncategorized