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ionasan

longtime succulent grower | lover of rare succulents and mesembs

Lithops

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2021
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ionasan

12/24 - yearly update for these guys. Sown 2 years ago. #lithops #succulets #succulent #mesembs

22w
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kaigia

Cute. Bravo! Growing these require much patience.

22w
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sunlovin

Looks good 🌞

22w
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columbiariver

I failed at these. I'm really interested in how they work. Mine had pups and then died. Is that how it goes?

21w
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ionasan

@columbiariver these guys are definitely the most tricky plant I've ever grown, but that's also what makes them so fun for me! Sometimes when they split in the fall, they will grow two new heads (which I believe is what you mean by pups?). As long as they are kept in a cool location so they can go into dormancy, they do just fine. I've found that if they aren't kept in a location colder than 65°F/18°C at night, they don't do well in the fall and winter.

21w
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ionasan

@columbiariver this is because in order for the stomata to open, it must reach a certain low temperature. The stomata are cells that open during the cooler nights to absorb carbon dioxide. Lithops depend on CAM photosynthesis in order to survive the small amounts of water they receive in the wild-- this is especially true when dormant. Without being able to properly open the stomata to photosynthesize, they dry up.

21w
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columbiariver

Very interesting. It must have been too warm for them last winter. I have one left. Going to move it to cooler spot. Thank you 😊

21w
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brightcolours

#lithops-advice

21w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2020
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ionasan

9/14 - one day late, but happy first birthday to my lithops seedlings! They were sown on the 13th of last year! #succulents #lithops #seedlings

2w
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sunlovin

Wow! So tiny! 🌞

2w
  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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ionasan

6/15 #lithops #grownfromseed #seedlings #succulent

2w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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ionasan

3/31 #lithops #seedlings

2w
  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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ionasan

3/6 #lithops #seedlings

2w
  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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ionasan

2/22 - we've had some growth (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ #lithops #seedlings #seed #mesembs

2w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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ionasan

Lithops seedlings, plus a random piece of grass that started growing.

3w

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