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plantlover224

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

Lithops

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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plantlover224

My dad got me this pot from the supermarket, I'm not sure if I should repot them or leave them be.. Any suggestions? #help #plantid #plantid-lithops #lithops

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lydiastirling

@cactusnut and @Yollymac any suggestions?

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savannahssucculentgarden

@sushiwaitress Do you think these need repotting?

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ionasan

Those are lithops, or as I like to call them, "challenge mode succulents". Yes you're definitely going to want to repot those. 90% pumice/small stones to 10% succulent soil is what they need to be in. They're extremely easy to overwater. They're dormant during the summer and winter, so don't water at all during those times. Only water sparingly during the fall and spring, as long as they're not splitting. When they split DO NOT WATER.

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ionasan

What you have in that pot look like mostly lithops lesliei and a couple lithops hookeri. Though when they come in big groups like this and aren't labeled they're most likely hybrids.

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Yollymac

Depends what soil they are in now. They seem happy enough.

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plantlover224

@Yollymac I think it's pure peat, these guys were never replanted before ._. Not sure how long this soil stays moist after a watering but I'm kinda scared of trying to replant them, if I tear their roots I'm causing more harm than good

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ionasan

@plantlover224 leaving them in that soil will do more harm in the long run. They are active right now, so now is the time to repot them so they can get a kickstart on growing new roots!

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plantlover224

@ionasan I have all my lithops in a normal succulent soil mix without a problem, if the overwatering issue is the only reason why you think I should repot them then I think they're fine the way they are. Making them grow new roots without pumice is way harder than simply watering properly. Pumice is not available in Hungary.

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ionasan

@plantlover224 they don't have pumice where I live either. I just collect little stones from the beach. Also, stones they use for fish aquariums work well too.

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Yollymac

There are a few things you can use instead of pumice. You can use very course builder's sand, also you can use zeolite which is available from most pool shops in the filter section and you can also use akadamia. Or a mix of all of the above with the organic medium to the smallest percentage minimum. Ps. On a side note, peat moss promotes new root growth. I use it to root various cuttings cuttings including lithops with poor roots all the time. 😊

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plantlover224

@Yollymac thanks a lot! This comment is very helpful! :)) ✨ I have zeolite at home but I read somewhere that it can burn the roots 🤔 do you know anything about that?

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