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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.

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Posted by on November 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Happy Winter!

Happy Winter season.  From my Lithops to yours 😀

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

New Plant Light!

The new plant light has arrived!  Hopefully this helps turn our little lithops around 🙂

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Posted by on August 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Are You a Beginner?

I was just reading through the posts when I got to the most recent post about the 2014 Lesliei ‘Albinica’ plants.   If you are a beginner  (And we ALL were at one point), I highly recommend this variety as a GREAT beginner Lithops.  They truly are a hardy variety and forgiving of common beginner mistakes.  They are tolerant, grow into robust plants, divide easily, and are reliable bloomers.  What more can you ask?!  Check them out!  I think they are one of the prettiest Lithops too!  I love my ‘albinica’ 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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