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plantlover224

I'm 18 🎉 I like succulents 🌵 Lithops make the world seem like a better place

Lithops

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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plantlover224

My friend gave this small lithops to me saying she completely forgot about it and left it in a corner for months. The root hairs are dead and it seems to be in a terrible shape.. Is there a way to save it or should I throw it away? @sushiwaitress #help

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sushiwaitress

Don't throw it away. First scrape off some of the corky outer covering until you can see some of the white root tissue. Plant it in gritty mix or pure pumice -- small grains, 1-2mm. Keep it in moist soil for 2-3 weeks. It'll probably plump right up. Look at some of the #pumicetherapy photos.

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plantlover224

Oh shoot.. I live in Hungary where it's nearly impossible to get pumice unless I order it online.. And this idiot is broke right now.. @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

@plantlover224 you don't HAVE to use pumice. I use a mix of pumice, turface, granite chips (called "chicken grit") and a little coconut coir. The main thing is to get grit that's the right size. You could also mix in some coarse (1mm) aquarium sand. Avoid powdery sand (it holds too much water).

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plantlover224

Okay! Thanks a lot! @sushiwaitress

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