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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!!!

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This was them a year ago…

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And a year before that… 🙂

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

 

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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

 

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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…

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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

 

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