Couple more shots of my #lithopshookeri that didn't make it. A lithops expert on fb said to remove the old dried leaves, and when I did it showed the plant had no chlorophyll left and its base was so dehydrated it was floppy. Too late to save this one. #lithops #watertherapy #succulents #livingstones #rip
I followed the advice of a fb lithops expert and removed the outer leaves so i could see what was going on. After about 24h in water, there's absolutely no change at all. This plant is dead. #lithopshookeri #lithops #livingstones #succulents #watertherapy #rip
#lithopshookeri looks like a goner. I probably should have intervened as soon as I noticed his color fading, but I was busy with work and didn't get around to it. I pulled him out of the pot and his roots look nearly identical to when he arrived in December. If I ever get imported #lithops again I'm going to try waking up their roots with #watertherapy before potting. A few days of water therapy probably won't do much harm at this point. Nothing left to do now but experiment. 1 May 2018
I didn't import them myself. My husband got them from an etsy seller. I don't know for SURE that they were imported, but their roots were cut way way back like imported lithops tend to be, so I'm speculating. When I got my lithops from Mesa Garden they had much more developed roots.
This is what can happen when you get lithops with a poor root system in the mail and then scrupulously "follow the rules" and don't water them during winter. The plant had enough energy to start splitting, but its root system was too weak to get the nutrients it needed to keep growing. I gave it a good bottom-watering yesterday, but he's showing no improvement whatsoever, which means its roots have probably died. I'll pull it out of its pot tomorrow for an official autopsy.
Looking like a goner. 😢😭 I watered him tonight but it might be too late. I'll pull him out of the soil tomorrow night and check his roots if there's no improvement by then. #lithopshookeri #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents
New leaves are suddenly fading and getting grayish. Hope that doesn't mean his roots have died. 6 sprays of rain water just now in hopes it's not too late. #lithopshookeri #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents
THIS IS HAPPENING. I can't believe it. This is my only guy who hasn't shown any signs of life since he arrived in December, but lo and behold he is Up To Something! #lithops-hookeri #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents