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It's pretty much all lithops, all the time -- in excruciating detail. (I might have a problem.) Consider yourselves warned. NJ USA Zone 7a

Lithops Lesliei var. Venteri C1

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sushiwaitress

Decided to repot my group of six #mesagarden #lithops into individual 3" pots because some of them aren't doing so well, and their individual needs have to be cared for without harming their neighbors. Best practice for adult lithops is to not mix species, but when I first bought these I didn't know that and potted them all together. 21 Jul 2019 #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

Not sure what caused the damage here. I originally potted this guy in pumice grains that were too big. The grains didn't retain enough water and they were pretty rough. Maybe this was an injury from a sharp piece of pumice?

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sushiwaitress

I also saw a lot of what I thought were springtails in the pots this past winter, and I thought they were harmless but maybe I was mistaken about what kind of bug they were. 😕 Damage like this is why I decided to repot.

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sushiwaitress

#lithopsleslieivventeri made it through the winter 15 Mar 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents

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Gave him a few squirts last night, and look how wide the crack on the left is tonight. 8 Mar 2019 #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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Just when you think nothing's happening, they surprise you. 6 Mar 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

Getting pretty crispy... #lithops #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri 1 Mar 2019

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23 Feb 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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22 Feb 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri #pumice

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sushiwaitress

This guy's new leaves come in at a 45° angle, unlike his cousins' who turn 90° each season. I wonder if my seedlings will do this too or if this guy is just weird. 13 Feb 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

I severely underwatered this guy -- his whole pot really. Can't wait for him to be done with these old leaves so I can give him a big drink and get him all plumped back up. 9 Feb 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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7 Feb 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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5 Feb 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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1 Feb 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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20 Jan 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #pumice #lithopsleslieivventeri

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A very pale #lithopsleslieivventeri 15 Jan 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #pumice

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An underwatered #lithopsleslieivventeri 6 Jan 2019 #lithops #livingstones #succulents

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sushiwaitress

Peekaboo, new leaves inside (yay!) My worry now is that I didn't water this guy (or his potmates) enough this summer and maybe the new leaves will grow in a lot smaller than the current ones. Oh well. As always, time will tell. I worry about these guys a lot. Probably too much.

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#lithops #livingstones #succulents 23 Dec 2018 #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

@andiegail2002 here's my lesliei v venteri. It's kind of losing its color now that it's shedding leaves but if you scroll back you can see the gray and whiteness.

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sushiwaitress

I've been worried about how nail-like and wrinkled this guy has become. Also the top leaves are fading and discoloring. But I got a peek past that flower stem and I can see the new leaves inside. (Whew) #lithops #livingstones #succulents 23 Dec 2018 #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

Turned up the exposure so I could see underneath down there in the shadows. Are we getting nail-shaped? Should I water? (NO!) Augghh! I want to water you SO BAD!! #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

The flower stalk remaining on the #lithopsleslieivventeri is tiny. Very obviously not pollinated. #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents 19 Nov 2018

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The remains of the flower stalk from the #lithopsleslieivventeri which also wasn't pollinated. #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents

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29 Sep 2018 #lithops #livingstones #succulents #pumice #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

#lithopsleslieivventeri #succulentflower is fading. #succulentblooms #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #lithopsotzeniana

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sushiwaitress

Sunburst #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #succulentblooms #succulentflowers #lithopsleslieivventeri #lithopsotzeniana 6 Sept 2018

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erino

they have such impressive flowers for such a little plant

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sushiwaitress

@erino like little fireworks ❇🎆✨

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kmill313

Wow! Super cool plant. How long do they flower for?

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sushiwaitress

@kmill313 this is my second-ever flower, so I'm not very experienced, but the first one lasted about a week.

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sushiwaitress

This guy had a busy day today 4 Sept 2018 #lithopsleslieivventeri #succulentblooms #succulentflowers #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents

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ILoveMyPlantFriends

So amazing!!!!

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MaltipooMom

WoW!!!

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cyndi

Way cool xo

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wesleybrian

Amazing time collage 👌

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cpl721

Beautiful!

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sushiwaitress

#lithopsleslieivventeri #succulents #succulentflowers #succulentblooms #pumice #lithops #livingstones

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sushiwaitress

👅#lithops #livingstones #succulents #pumice #lithopsleslieivventeri #lithopsotzeniana #lithopsleslieisspburchellii

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sushiwaitress

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! ANOTHER ONE!!! #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri 30 Aug 2018

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AdamMoreno

Oh, that's lovely! #lithopsenvy

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sushiwaitress

It looks big in the photo, but it's only about an inch across. @AdamMoreno Still adorable though. Venteri are some of my favorites.

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#lithopsleslieivventeri is definitely a millimeter or three taller than it was a week ago. Looks like the root trim was a success, because the top of the leaves look fuller and plumper now. Whew! My first lithops that recovered from my underwatering. #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents 14 July 2018

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After trimming this guy's roots and adding some finer-grained #pumice around him (on 26 June), I gave him a few sprays of water 3-4 days apart, and I *think* he's plumping up a little taller.... maybe.... #lithopsleslieivventeri #lithops 9 July 2018

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sushiwaitress

Repotted again, now with some smaller #pumice grains for added support and moisture retention. #lithopsleslieivventeri #lithopsleslieisspburchellii #lithops-aucampiae-kuruman #lithopsotzeniana Now I have to wait another week or two before attempting to get some more water into them. 😕

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sushiwaitress

I tried to pull a dried up piece of old leaf off of my #lithopsleslieivventeri and the whole thing comes up out of the soil incredibly easily. The roots had barely any growth at all since I got it in February. Same issue with my #lithopsleslieisspburchellii. I don't think I removed any of the cork buildup from the roots before potting it back then, so I did it tonight. 26 June 2018

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sushiwaitress

I watered their whole pot the other day pretty much only because these two guys were so shriveled. And then everybody perked up from the water except these. So I had to investigate, and when they came up out of the soil so easily I got more concerned. I really hope they recover.

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sushiwaitress

@kimguy more about lithops root trimming

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sushiwaitress

The wrinkly guys in the back, #lithopsleslieivventeri and #lithopsleslieisspburchellii are STILL WRINKLY even though I've given them a squirt of water every so often. I think the #lithopsotzeniana in front of them is slurping up all the water. Look how tall and plump he is. #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #afternoonsun

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sushiwaitress

Still wrinkly. Six squirts of water yesterday. #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

Still very wrinkly after last week's drenching. I might water him again to plump him up a bit more. #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

#lithopsleslieivventeri is looking a little puckered on top, so I gave him 3 squirts of rainwater. #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents

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sushiwaitress

Love the dusty dusky purple color on the side of this #lithopsleslieivventeri #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents

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sushiwaitress

Another angle of my #lithopsleslieivventeri in the #afternoonsun -- such a beautiful wonder #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents

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sushiwaitress

#lithopsleslieivventeri in the #afternoonsun -- Old leaves that were so firm are now almost gone. The new generation takes over. #almosthaiku #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents

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sushiwaitress

Quite well-endowed I think #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #livingstones #succulents #pumice #afternoonsun #sunshine

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kimguy

Lookin good! @sushiwaitress 😎💜

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sushiwaitress

BLORP #lithops #livingstones #succulents #pumice #lithopsleslieivventeri

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kimguy

You have some good names @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

Another impressive one-day emergence by a #mesagarden #lithops. I took the first photo around 10:30 am, and the #afternoon photo around 3pm -- what a difference a day makes! #succulents #livingstones #succulent #pumice #lithopsleslieivventeri #POPgoesthelithops #afternoonsun #sunshine

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alovealoe

That's pretty cool

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sushiwaitress

Crazy, right? I was SHOCKED.

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sushiwaitress

I absolutely ADORE the high contrast of the black lines on the white body. This guy was totally an impulse buy. I'd seen this species in a random internet photo which I emailed to Mesa Garden and said "If you have any that look like this guy, send one along," and Aaron got it EXACTLY RIGHT. Impulse buys don't often turn out good for me, but this #lithopsleslieivventeri is so breathtaking and I love it SO MUCH. #thoughtfulflower #butnotaflower

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kimguy

Pretty cool😎💜

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #livingstones #succulents #pumice #lithopsleslieivventeri

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sushiwaitress

Love the dark branching pattern #lithops #lithopsleslieivventeri #succulents #pumice #livingstones

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sushiwaitress

#lithopsleslieivventeri #lithops #livingstones #succulents #pumice

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sushiwaitress

The new leaves aren't growing at their usual 90° angle. Whatever. I love this feathery gray pattern. #lithops #livingstones #succulents #pumice #lithopsleslieivventeri 23mm wide

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sushiwaitress

#lithopsleslieivventeri #lithops #livingstones #succulents #mesagarden

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sushiwaitress

Last of the six new babies from #mesagarden #lithops #lithopsleslieivventeri #succulents #livingstones #mesembryanthemum

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