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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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Julii ‘Peppermint Creme’ – Day 61

I hereby dub thee, the slowest growing Lithops in the history of all Lithops!

Seriously guys, is it just me or are these Lithops the slowest growing Lithops of all time?  It’s like watching paint dry :/

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Posted by on September 4, 2017 in Julii, Step-by-Step

 

Julii ‘Peppermint Creme’ – Day 54

Hi Guys,

Not a lot happening with the ‘Peppermint Cremes’.  They look pretty much exactly the same as they did at day 47.

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Light:  These guys are spending approximately 12 hours a day under their LED light.  They are not getting any natural light at all.

Water:  I continue to give them a good soak once a week. I have reduced misting to once a day.

Food Lithops are used to living in very poor soil conditions and don’t need much in terms of fertilizers.  That said, I do include a few drops (really…only three) of a balanced plant fertilizer in their soaking water once a week.  The soak takes place in the kitchen sink so this is a very very very small amount of fertilizer that probably doesn’t do any good or harm but for some reason, makes me feel like I am caring for them better :/

Temperature:  The nights are getting cold here and I worry about how far behind these little guys seem.  The days are still very warm.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Julii, Step-by-Step

 

Julii ‘Peppermint Creme’ – Day 47

I think you guys are going to be impressed!  Look at how fat our little seedlings got!!!

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Posted by on August 20, 2017 in Julii, Step-by-Step

 

Julii ‘Peppermint Creme’ – Day 40

The seedlings are fattening up!  That didn’t take long at all.  I see some nice fat ones in the pot now 😀

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Light.  This week, I bought a plant light.  The seedlings are under the light for approximately 12 hours a day.  I have already seen a BIG improvement in their condition.  So, my advise, if you don’t have access to extended hours of bright natural sunlight, buy a light.

This is the one I purchased.  Plant Light

Next year, I propose we start two pots of seeds.  One will use natural light and the other will use the plant light.  All other variables will be the same.  Then we will know if the light doing the trick!  Actually, we could have more pots and text out different kinds of lights!  This is my first time using LED.

Water.  I am still misting the seedlings three times a day.  Once a week, I have resting the pot in a sink of room temperature water until I can just start to see the water being pulled to the top of the substrate.  I do this so the seedlings will grow deep tap roots.  As the water recedes and starts to dry (always from the top down) the seedlings will be encouraged to put out longer roots as they search for the last remaining moisture.  The misting will keep them hydrated through the skin and shallow roots while they work hard to become established.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2017 in Julii, Step-by-Step