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Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lithops Lesliei subsp. Burchellii C308

 

Living Stones 'Leslei subsp. Burchellii'

Original:Lithops lesliei subs. burchellii is one of the local form of the variable Lithops lesliei. It is distinguished from subsp. lesliei for the smaller size, for the less numerous heads, and for its whitish grey colour, with very dark slate-grey windows and channels. It is somewhat similar in colour with var. {{venteri}} and has tendency to display a dark fenestrated area in its centre, but differentiates for the numerous finer meshlike markings and clavate lines extending into the margins. Moreover it grows much slower that any var. venteri and flowers are often quite small. Habit: Growth solitary or forming clumps of 2 or more. Bodies (paired leaves): Medium to small, rounded from above, profile truncated, top of lobes elliptic. Margins often not clearly distinguishable, otherwise very irregular with fine indentations and laciniations, Islands usually small and somewhat irregular, opaque whitish grey, or pale grey tinged with cream or yellowish or pinkish beige, Windows more or less occluded, rarely completely open, always with numerous fine clavate lines extending into the margins. Channels sometimes narrow to broad, usually very narrow slightly impressed grooves constituting a fine mesh, opaque very dark slate-grey, sometimes al-most black. Flowers: Yellow, often small. Blooming season: Autumn (in habitat blooms in April) Fruits: Mostly 6-cambered. Seeds: Large, reddish. New:A popular and sought after succulent. Lithops have paired leaves with smooth flat or rounded tops that are ridged or wrinkled, sometimes with transparent windows, and sometimes colorful markings. The flowers are white or yellow and emerge in autumn or winter. Lithops are relatively easy to grow if given sufficient sun and a suitable well-drained soil.

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plant Features
  • Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Living Stones 'Leslei subsp. Burchellii'

Latin name

Lithops Lesliei subsp. Burchellii C308

type

Succulent

family

Aizoaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Living Stones Leslei subsp. Burchellii is 0.02meters x 0.01meters 0.02 M 0.01 M

Lithops Lesliei subsp. Burchellii C308

Original:Lithops lesliei subs. burchellii is one of the local form of the variable Lithops lesliei. It is distinguished from subsp. lesliei for the smaller size, for the less numerous heads, and for its whitish grey colour, with very dark slate-grey windows and channels. It is somewhat similar in colour with var. {{venteri}} and has tendency to display a dark fenestrated area in its centre, but differentiates for the numerous finer meshlike markings and clavate lines extending into the margins. Moreover it grows much slower that any var. venteri and flowers are often quite small. Habit: Growth solitary or forming clumps of 2 or more. Bodies (paired leaves): Medium to small, rounded from above, profile truncated, top of lobes elliptic. Margins often not clearly distinguishable, otherwise very irregular with fine indentations and laciniations, Islands usually small and somewhat irregular, opaque whitish grey, or pale grey tinged with cream or yellowish or pinkish beige, Windows more or less occluded, rarely completely open, always with numerous fine clavate lines extending into the margins. Channels sometimes narrow to broad, usually very narrow slightly impressed grooves constituting a fine mesh, opaque very dark slate-grey, sometimes al-most black. Flowers: Yellow, often small. Blooming season: Autumn (in habitat blooms in April) Fruits: Mostly 6-cambered. Seeds: Large, reddish. New:A popular and sought after succulent. Lithops have paired leaves with smooth flat or rounded tops that are ridged or wrinkled, sometimes with transparent windows, and sometimes colorful markings. The flowers are white or yellow and emerge in autumn or winter. Lithops are relatively easy to grow if given sufficient sun and a suitable well-drained soil.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Lithops thrive best in a coarse, well-drained substrate. Any soil that retains too much water will cause the plants to burst their skins as they over-expand. Plants grown in strong light will develop hard strongly coloured skins which are resistant to damage and rot, although persistent overwatering will still be fatal. Excessive heat will kill potted plants as they cannot cool themselves by transpiration and rely on staying buried in cool soil below the surface.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagation of Lithops is by seed or cuttings. Cuttings can only be used to produce new plants after a plant has naturally divided to form multiple heads, so most propagation is by seed. Lithops can readily be pollinated by hand if two separate clones of a species flower at the same time, and seed will be ripe about 9 months later. Seed is easy to germinate, but the seedlings are small and vulnerable for the first year or two, and will not flower until at least two or three years old.

 
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