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Albinica – 2 Years

Wanna see something beautiful?  My 2 year old Lesliei ‘Albinica’ babies are almost all grown up!  I’m so proud of these guys.  I planted them from seed in 2013.  It’s been amazing to watch them grow into these beauties.  I hope for blooms soon.  Maybe next year!!!


This was them a year ago…


And a year before that… 🙂



Posted by on July 4, 2015 in Lesliei, Lesliei Albinica



L.Lesliei ‘Albinica’ – 1.5 Years Old

I just love watching my Lithops as they gather energy from the morning sun.  They seem to glow as though they are illuminated from the inside.  I can see how they got the nickname “living jewels”.

These are 1.5 year old Lesliei Albinica plants I grew from seed.  They are from the 2013 planting.  Aren’t they gorgeous?!!


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Posted by on September 27, 2014 in Lesliei, Lesliei Albinica








Big Day for the Homegrown Lithops!

My homegrown lithops are now unruly teenagers at one year of age.  Many have gone through two or three regenerations already so I decided it’s time to start treating them like grown-ups.  I’ll tell ya, it was a tough a decision.  I know transplanting a Lithops is risky at this age and it truly was my hope to stretch it until they were two years old, but there was overcrowding and I felt they needed an opportunity to spread out and grow!

I choose to re-pot the yearlings into the adult soil mix.  Again, I might regret that decision later but if all goes well, I would like to avoid re-potting for the next few years so putting them into their permanent substrate made sense. 

These are my keepers…


In addition to re-potting my keepers from last year’s Spring planting session, I took the initiative to sow some of the many seeds I received over the winter.  I’ve planted what seems like a gazillion Aucampiae of various varieties.  I even have some Aucampiae Storms ‘Snowcap’ on the way!  Perhaps tomorrow I’ll work on sowing some Hallii seeds 🙂


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Lesliei Albinica Revisited

I think it’s been a long while since I showcased my small collection of Lesliei Albinica.  They are gorgeous!  I love the variety although the seeds weren’t supposed to be mixed.  I have a grey one, two browns, and a five greens.  The greens range in color from deep forest green to the brightest, almost impossible, electric green!  I just love them.  Interestingly, when the soil gets dry, they dig themselves into the sand.  I think this is evolutionary and likely a mechanism to prevent them from losing too much water in the hot sun during times of drought.  Neat!



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Posted by on January 18, 2014 in Lesliei Albinica, Lot #2