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sushiwaitress

First time homeowner with busy day job. Trying to transition from suburban lawn & tangled trees to edible landscaping. New Jersey USA Zone 7a

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sushiwaitress

He's not dead yet! And he looks a lot better without his eye-of-Sauron hat. 2 May 2020 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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26 Apr 2020 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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26 Apr 2020 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

I probably overwatered this red guy -- you can see how the leaves are stacked -- I noticed a day or so ago that the outer leaves that used to be red have now turned yellow as they are getting reabsorbed. Full of surprises. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 16 Feb 2020 #alltheredlithops

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CrissyLovesPlants

So cool! Thank you for sharing!

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sushiwaitress

14 Feb 2020 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones 30 Jan 2020

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richard.spicer.7906

They are so tiny 😲

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sushiwaitress

3 Oct 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Yollymac

My seedlings are spliting their first leaves 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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sushiwaitress

@Yollymac yaaaaaaaaay!!! Doesn't your heart just LEAP when you first notice? 😍

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Yollymac

@sushiwaitress it really did!! 🥰 Yours are looking amazing?

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sushiwaitress

12 Apr 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

@jeydster this is the biggest one I've grown from seed. It's in a 3"pot, and it's about 18 months old now.

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Jeydster

@sushiwaitress that's awesome 👍👍👍

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sushiwaitress

12 Apr 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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This little red #seedling is turning out nice and sweet ❤ 8 Apr 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #alltheredlithops

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sushiwaitress

8 Apr 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Just another example of a 18-month old #seedling gettin' hasty all of a sudden. About 24h have elapsed between top and bottom photos. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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kylers

That’s a big change

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sushiwaitress

Another #ittybitty baby went popski 💣💥 4 Apr 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

another baby popped 💣💥 4 Apr 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Honusea61

You really like these #livingstones did you know they have #living-pebbles too? It's definitely a unique plant🌱😉

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sushiwaitress

@Honusea61 yep, I've seen Conophytum online and occasionally in person at the Philadelphia Flower Show but I've never been as drawn to them as I am to lithops. No idea why, but lithops is just my thing. 🤷‍♀️👩‍🌾😄

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Honusea61

Makes for an easy garden to get started bcuz you just decorate with colorful stones. 🌼🌌🎊 Actually I was reading some tips in a diff. App, it said if you don't have a big budget, just spread out ur plants and put colorful stones in between.

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sushiwaitress

Some stacking, but they're just babies and I don't care that much. 31 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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KariSamuel

I love that you have grown these all from seed!! 🥰

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sushiwaitress

BigTiger 🐯 how did you ever fit into those old leaves? 24 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

These two little minis are the same age as the others. They just got stunted by a bad sunburn. BUT THEY'RE STILL GOING! Lithops are tough, guys. 21 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

This plant (top arrow) was hidden under this pumice pebble (bottom arrow) for longer than I can remember. I squirted the pebble out of its place with my spray bottle today and SURPRISE there's a lithops there I'd forgotten about! 16 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

This golden lady's third pair of adult leaves looks quite different from the first two. I'm a little sad to see the old pattern fade, but this new one is still quite captivating. Very curious what it'll look like when it's all revealed. 15 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

I thought the little crusty wrinkly guy didn't make it, but it turns out he was only MOSTLY dead. (Which is slightly alive.) 15 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Haven't photographed this guy in quite a while but he made a lot of progress today too in the 72°F weather IN MARCH 15 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #globalwarming

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sushiwaitress

This guy loved the warm weather (72°F!) and split all the way across in one day! All photos from today, 15 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Top photo is from yesterday (14 Mar). Bottom is from this evening (15 Mar). The temperature was 72°F today (!!!) and the wind is really blowing now -- we're gonna have a thunderstorm any second. But the #lithops, they love the warmth and they're all in a hurry today. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #lithopsinahurry

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liz123

@sushiwaitress ....just WOW 😮

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sushiwaitress

Popski!! 👀 14 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

BigTiger 🐯 is quickly outgrowing his old leaves 11 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Yollymac

Those are such lovely markings

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sushiwaitress

BigTiger's 🐯 big split 6 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

BigTiger 🐯 made a great big crack in one day! Good job buddy I've been waiting. 22 Feb 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Oly

😍👏👏👏

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sushiwaitress

BigTiger 🐯 has split!! He's the biggest #seedling I have so far 21 Feb 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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lydiastirling

I want to put up my living stones do I need cacti compost with grit or can I just use a very fine grit growing medium from IKEA?

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sushiwaitress

@lydiastirling go with the fine grit growing medium from Ikea. You can mix in 10% cactus soil if you want, but bake it first to kill bug eggs.

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lydiastirling

Ok I will go for the grit it's much eaiser to do and I have the it. Thank you.

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sushiwaitress

@lydiastirling what's the name of the Ikea product? If it's the Växer pumice that's great. If it's the Odla clay balls you might need to crush them up if they're bigger than about 3mm.

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lydiastirling

Yes it is vaxer pumice. I do have clay balls as well but wasnt thinking of using them. Thank you. X

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sushiwaitress

I picked off the crusty outer leaves last night -- couldn't help myself. Looks like a lesliei of some kind. Maybe venteri or possibly burchellii. 20 Feb 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Been watering this #seedling for a week or so now and couldn't figure out why it hadn't changed at all. Only noticed today that it had cracked its shell and is giving us a sneak peek of its pattern. (Lesliei v venteri perhaps?) 18 Feb 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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kylers

Ok, still learning about these guys. I thought they weren't supposed to have water this time of year?

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sushiwaitress

@kylers it's hard to tell from this photo, but this guy is only about 10mm wide. He's a seedling that's only about 18 months old. Young plants like this can't go without water as long as older ones, so I was watering him a wee bit earlier than I would a older bigger plant.

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kylers

I am now smarter when it comes to #learning-about-lithops #lithops thank you 😊 🙏🙏👍🏻

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sushiwaitress

Gave this guy a bunch of squirts tonight. Hopefully he'll crack through his shell soon 9 Feb 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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1 Feb 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Haha, @casa-succulenta too many to count! But that's because I'm growing them from seed and most are seedlings. I think I have 25-30 adult size plants. All of them fit on two 3-foot shelves. They're pretty tiny.

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1 Feb 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #sunburn

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29 Jan 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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29 Jan 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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20 Jan 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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cpl721

@sushiwaitress you have so many different lithops, did you grow a lot from seed? All so beautiful!

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sushiwaitress

@cpl721 I have quite a few pots of seeds started. These are about 18 months old (planted Sept 2017), but I do have a bunch of older/adult plants that I bought.

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cpl721

@sushiwaitress thinking I would love to try growing from seed. I only have 2 that I bought a few years ago. Have you had any flower?

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sushiwaitress

Yes! @cpl721 I had four flowers last year, but they were all on plants I'd bought. I'll tag you on some photos.

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cpl721

@sushiwaitress thanks, I’ll check them out. Keep hoping I get flowers.

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sushiwaitress

Ouch 20 Jan 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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❌🚫 16 Jan 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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13 Jan 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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11 Jan 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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🤖 11 Jan 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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10 Jan 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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❌🚫 8 Jan 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 31 Dec 2018

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brightcolours

#teenytiny

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r3trovertigo

I hope you don't mind me asking but you seem expert on these guys. I got three severely over watered lithops 5 months ago and even without any water they are splitting again, going for the third set of leaves now. Is there any chance for them?

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sushiwaitress

@r3trovertigo Hi Daniela, do you have a photo of the plant you can tag me in?

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sushiwaitress

I really really really REALLY hope that this #lithops #seedling turns out to be an otzeniana. It looks like it might be.... (Will continue to observe.) 28 Dec 2018 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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brightcolours

#teenytiny 😳

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tinaaune

Who is your seed source? @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

@tinaaune I have several sources, but this mix of seeds came from #mesagarden

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tinaaune

I can't find a steady plant supplier so gonna start looking to seed @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

@tinaaune i just remembered that if you want varieties other than aucampiae and salicola (which you can get at home depot during the warmer months) etsy has lots of people who sell lithops plants. And there's quite a variety too.

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sushiwaitress

@tinaaune Also I got some from www.cactusspecialties.com -- great quality plants and good prices.

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Another split starting! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 26 Dec 2018

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Spotty dotty #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 24 Dec 2018

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What are you going to become? #lithops #livingstones #succulents 23 Dec 2018 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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#lithops #livingstones #succulents 23 Dec 2018 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 🤖

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#lithops #livingstones #succulents 23 Dec 2018 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

< #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 22 Dec 2018

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sushiwaitress

I really like the pattern on the outer leaves, and I'll be a little disappointed if the inner leaves don't have the same. As usual with lithops, time will tell. The stacking leaves are a bit concerning. Will continue to observe. 20 Dec 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

A small #lithops triangle ⚠️ #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 15 Dec 2018

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#little #ittybitty #teenytiny #cutiepatooties doin' their #lithops #seedlings thing. They're all only about the size of a pencil eraser. #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 10 Dec 2018

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 9 Dec 2018 #grittymix #succulentsunday

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kimguy

💕💕💕

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 9 Dec 2018

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kimguy

How long does it take for these to sprout once you plant them Ruth?

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sushiwaitress

@kimguy Hi Kim, the seeds are like dust and they take only about 4-10 days to germinate, but they grow suuuuuuuper slowly. The ones in this photo were sown in October 2017, and they're still only about the size of a pencil eraser.

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kimguy

Hi Ruth!🙋 You must be very patient!

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sushiwaitress

@kimguy let's just say that lithops kinda force you to build character... 🤷‍♀️

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kimguy

😜

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 5 Dec 2018

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 5 Dec 2018

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 5 Dec 2018

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Little #seedlings splitting #lithops #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 3 Dec 2018

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Tiny little #lithops #seedlings splitting #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 3 Dec 2018

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sushiwaitress

Another little #lithops #cutiepatootie starting to split! #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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kimguy

They really are cute!!!

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sushiwaitress

Another new split starting! Ugly nighttime photo with flash, but it might look different by tomorrow morning so I had to do it in the name of SCIENCE! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Another little guy starting to change leaves. He's 14 months old and he hasn't yet finished absorbing the moisture from the last pair. This is called "stacking" and it's my fault for watering him before he finished absorbing the old leaves. Time to exert some willpower and not water him till that splitting pair is crispy.

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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jyotu

Wow lovely

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Two more mystery #seedlings from the #mesagarden #lithops mix -- the one on the right is nicknamed BigTiger 🐯 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 23 Nov 2018 14 months old

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Derkaramma

These are succulents, right? I’m kind of scared of them lol

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sushiwaitress

@Derkaramma haha, yep they're succulents, but these two are only about 10mm wide, so they're just little tiny creepies.

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sushiwaitress

I think this might be a lesliei but it is from a seed mix, so who knows? #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 23 Nov 2018 14 months old

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Yay! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 23 Nov 2018

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Muted morning light filtering through the window screen. This little beaky baby trying to push its way out into the sunshine. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 22 Nov 2018

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sushiwaitress

Every day I look for changes. This spotty guy is starting to crack. Wonder what he'll look like. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 22 Nov 2018

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #afternoonsun 19 Nov 2018

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Bottom photo is two weeks after the top one. I can see the baby leaves taking up more of the space in the old plant. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #afternoonsun 19 Nov 2018

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sushiwaitress

The spotty guy in the back is very nail-shaped but I don't know what to do about it, except hope and give it a few sprays every so often. 🤷‍♀️ #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #afternoonsun 19 Nov 2018

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sushiwaitress

Those outer leaves gettin' wrinkly #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #afternoonsun 19 Nov 2018

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This guy used to look pretty nail-shaped, but he's filled out/recovered now, yay! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 19 Nov 2018 #afternoonsun

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Tiny little guy cracking leaves open for the third change. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

This tiny little seedling is backlit by the sun and I can see its new baby leaves developing inside. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Lithops seedlings are TOUGH. They WANT TO LIVE. The big ones grab your eye, but notice the two tiny ones: they got sunburned early on, and I kept expecting them to dry up and die. But they kept.... not... dying. They haven't grown as fast, and who knows what they'll do in the next 8 months, but I find it kind of fascinating that they haven't given up.

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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lovestogarden

I really like how you did your #collage with the lines. #ifthereisawillthereisaway

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sushiwaitress

@lovestogarden it's really amazing. almost like a little machine. "If > 0 chlorophyll cells, then do photosynthesis and keep growing." The two burnt ones have still changed leaves twice, just like the big ones. They're just plugging along at their own speed. ❤🌱

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lovestogarden

Wonderful! I saw photos of these in habitat and they had quite a lot of Sandy soil and rocks all around them. It was so difficult to tell rock from living rock. ❤️

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 13 Oct 2018

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 13 Oct 2018

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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The base is getting chubbier, and he's looking less nail-shaped. The top is getting wrinkly, so I thiiiiiink what's happening is that the new baby leaves are taking up the moisture from the outer leaves. I have a couple other seedlings splitting now, so this is my theory of what's going on with this guy. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

X O #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 13 Oct 2018

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I like this guy's muted starry pattern. I think it's some variety of karasmontana (but that's just a guess) #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Bit more progress with this #muppetmouth #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Another little cutie starting to peek open.... #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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1 Oct 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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1 Oct 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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The nail-shaped #seedling from another angle. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #succulentsunday 30 Sep 2018

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Ever since I transplanted my one-year-old #lithops #seedlings to give them more space, they've all thrived except this one. He might have been having some trouble before being transplanted, but the pot was so crowded before, and I didn't see it. This guy is getting a little nail-shaped. I'm hoping he fills out again soon. #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #succulentsunday

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30 Sep 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #succulentsunday

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More of the one-year-old #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 30 Sept 2018

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An autumn-splitting #muppetmouth, only about a year old. He #tiny. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 30 Sept 2018

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sushiwaitress

I love the pattern on this guy. Hope the next set of leaves aren't a drastic change...

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another one of my one-year-old #lithops #seedlings starting to split and show his #muppetmouth #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 28 Sept 2018 #foliagefriday

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Ker-💥💣⚠️ This guy looked like the eye of Sauron yesterday with just a tiny pupil, but today he exploded (in a good way) and split his leaves. He just turned 1 year old 2 days ago. Young'uns like him often do split their leaves more than once a year. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 27 Sep 2018

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#red #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 22 Sep 2018

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Froggyface 🐸 it's not easy, being green.. 🎶 I think this might turn out to be a fulviceps aurea. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #waterdrop #waterdroplets 22 Sep 2018

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lovestogarden

😂 Kermit is great. ❤️

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All the #lithops #seedlings in this photo are the same age, even the tiny one. It got sunburned right after germination, and I've expected it to die, but it keeps hanging on. It's even absorbing water and getting plumper. Amazing determined little survivors. #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 21 Sep 2018

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These guys plumped up a lot in the past few weeks. The eye of sauron is getting wider and greener. I wonder if that guy is going to be some kind of fulviceps. 16 Sep 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #succulentsunday

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sushiwaitress

Transplanted my 50-week old #lithops #seedlings to give them more space. #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #windowsill #apartmentgarden

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sushiwaitress

Kinda eye-of-sauron looking... except tiny. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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blissfulinoz

Haha you're right! I got Gollum Jade primarily for the lotr reference 😉 Next up is the hobbit variety 😁

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sushiwaitress

👽👁#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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blissfulinoz

Oh goodness they're so tiny!

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erino

I'm curious, approximately how many mature lithops and seedlings do you have?

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sushiwaitress

@erino I counted 34 "mature" plants (e.g. I bought them from somewhere) still alive. I've killed 6 so far. As for seedlings, I have no idea how many individual seedlings I have, but I have 3 pots of mixed seeds and 11 single-species pots of seedlings.

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erino

That is pretty cool, you have so many =) I have 30 that were brought, only 7 have names the rest I haven't tried to id, you have way more seedlings than me, but I have recently found a site that will send seed to NZ with the right paperwork. I have killed one so far.... watching another currently as it was splitting then suddenly the old leaves shriveled up leaving a tiny little plant compared to what it was.

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@erino I've had that happen too -- the new baby leaves come in a lot smaller than the old ones. Sometimes if the grower used fertilizer to make the plant grow big quickly, the next set of leaves comes in small as the plant tries to recover from the stress.

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sushiwaitress

Somebody else starting to change leaves soon.... #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

#little #ittybitty #lithops #seedling changing leaves for the first time. #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #teenytiny #morningsun

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sushiwaitress

My alien eyeball 👽👁and his buddies #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #morningsun #morningshadows

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sushiwaitress

Neighborhood buddies #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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erino

How old are these ones?

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sushiwaitress

@erino 11 months. They're still really small. Next month I'll transplant them into pots of 4 so they have more room to grow.

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sushiwaitress

Adorable baby alien-eyeball #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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kimguy

So cute!

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veepaisal

Ooh so adorable

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sushiwaitress

My former-trithops has a jewel-like green center #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Eager to see what you'll turn into. I see a hint of a color change.... #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Goodbye #trithops -- You were fun to have around. Hope you show up again, sweet weirdo. 🖖💛 PS I love your new look. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Someone else starting to split and get a 2nd pair of adult leaves. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

#trithops #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

My #trithops seems to be a Star Trek fan. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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daisy-jane

Such querky little plant's 💚 hope they live long and prosper 😁👍

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sushiwaitress

#bottom-watering these #lithops #seedlings too. They need water a lot more frequently than the adults. 4 Aug 2018 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #windowsill #apartmentgarden

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Faint suggestion of a horizontal line deep in between the cleft of the #trithops which suggests that the next pair of leaves is going to be normal. Oh well. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

These tiny little guys are only about 6mm wide, fissures deepening, maybe getting ready for a second split. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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MadKatrina

Lovely photo

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MadKatrina

Lovely photo

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sushiwaitress

24 July 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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@sushiwaitress Ruth you do inspire me with your lovely livingstones I have just bought a new small out door table to start my new collection it will be under cover hope that will be alright but will get morning sun it will be beside my mini cactus and succulent collection Where do you vet yours from? Just loved the coloured one

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@sushiwaitress Ruth you do inspire me with your lovely livingstones I have just bought a new small out door table to start my new collection it will be under cover hope that will be alright but will get morning sun it will be beside my mini cactus and succulent collection Where do you vet yours from? Just loved the coloured one

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@sushiwaitress Ruth you do inspire me with your lovely livingstones I have just bought a new small out door table to start my new collection it will be under cover hope that will be alright but will get morning sun it will be beside my mini cactus and succulent collection Where do you vet yours from? Just loved the coloured ones 😊Judy

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sushiwaitress

The ones in this photo I grew from a mix of seeds I got from #mesagarden in the USA. OzLithops.com is local to you so I'd recommend their mix. They're one of the best sources in the world for lithops seeds. I've bought lithops plants from MesaGarden and a couple other USA-based suppliers, but I've never ordered plants from abroad before. People do do it successfully though. If I were in Australia, I'd give OzLithops.com all my business. I've heard great recommendations about them. @plants

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sushiwaitress

I love round chubby plants. This guy is #tiny and #grownfromseed. He's only about 5-6mm wide. #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #lithops #livingstones #succulents

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sushiwaitress

This spotty dotty #lithops #seedling has some kind of bumpy or maybe furry texture. This #macro #closeup was taken with my phone! (I wonder what a *real* lens could reveal.) That white wispy thing on the left is a chunk of #pumice. 😱 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #smallisbeautiful #upclose #texture

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Update on the #trithops and his spotty dotty neighbor #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 22 July 2018

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MadKatrina

Make a wish 🍀

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sushiwaitress

@MadKatrina my wish is that he remains a trithops after the next leaf change. 😉

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MadKatrina

@sushiwaitress, fingers crossed for you, they look so pretty

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Update on Mr. Frownyface. No longer frowning and well into his 2nd leaf change. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 22 July 2018

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sushiwaitress

The guy in the middle is looking kinda pancakey. Taking more of a nail shape than a cone shape. Guess I need to water these guys a little more. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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MadKatrina

One of mine with similar patterning to yours is doing the same thing!

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sushiwaitress

5 July 2018 I'm so proud of my little red guy -- he's almost done absorbing his first pair of true leaves. He's about 9 months old now and 6mm wide on the long side, planted in late Sept 2017. An experienced grower friend recommended that I transplant these seedlings into larger pots now so they can grow faster, so I ordered more pumice and some turface and I'm going to give it a shot in the next few days. Some of them are still so small... hope they survive... I've put a lot of love into them.

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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RickyGC

Nice work 👍

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plants

Good job 👍👏👏👏

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sushiwaitress

Er'body making progress #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Yollymac

Looking fantastic! 🤩

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sushiwaitress

This guy was bright emerald green when he first hatched, but he's turned more of a golden color now. #lithops #livingstones #succulents #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Can't wait to see what you'll turn out to be, frownyface. #lithops #livingstones #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #muppetmouth

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Really starting to see the #muppetmouth sneer on this guy. His second split is starting. Sown 14 Oct 2017, 8 months old, 6.8mm at widest point. #cutiepatootie #smallisbeautiful #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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I love the #tiny teardrop patterns on the edges of these #lithops #seedlings. I actually appreciate their delicate variations most when examining them through a camera. They're just too dang small to appreciate with the naked eye. (Either that or I need new glasses) #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #grownfromseed #fromseed #upclose #closeup

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My chubbiest #lithops #seedlings from #mesagarden seed mix. BigTiger 🐯 is still my biggest. 😍 #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #grownfromseed #fromseed #smallisbeautiful

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sushiwaitress

Good job little dude, I knew you could do it. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #closeup #upclose #smallisbeautiful 11 June 2018, 1:15 pm

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sushiwaitress

Looks a lot like a #lithops-aucampiae-kuruman form! #c332

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #closeup #upclose #lithops-id

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sushiwaitress

You're doing it! Keep going! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #succulentsunday #upclose #closeup 11 June 2018, 8:30 am

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Transformation can be painful. It can feel like it's tearing you apart. But the old you has to fall apart so the new you can emerge. The future glory is SO WORTH the pain. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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These two are bumbling right along. Their names are "spotty 🍑" and "pink 🐞" #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Update 8 June 2018: still a #trithops --still a #cutiepatootie #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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This guy is looking a bit frowny. Going to do his first split soon I think. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

I love this red dotty guy! Any guesses re: species? I can't tell. (Rubroroseus maybe? THAT would be just incredible, but not holding my breath.) #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

I love the freckles on this guy! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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A shot of my #seedlings pot. BigTiger 🐯 is still the biggest and fattest, and his sidekick is just about to split and reveal his second pair of true leaves and MAYBE also his identity/species. 🤓 I'll never really know for sure, but it'll be easier to make guesses. #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Red guy grew a lot during the 5 days I was away. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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pixierose

Awe so cute 😊🙏🏼👍🏼

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sushiwaitress

The little guy in the center of this photo I had given up on completely. I thought he'd been burned so bad all his chlorophyll had been too damaged for him to live (which is what happened to the light green one to his left). But lo and behold he seems to have shed leaves once without me noticing. So we'll see what happens. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

I'm so excited about this bright red guy! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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petalarray

How old are these?

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sushiwaitress

7.5 months @petalarray They're only about 10mm wide.

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sushiwaitress

Lots of progress after 5 days away. #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #lithops

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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BigTiger 🐯 is a little bit misshapen, but that will probably correct itself when he sheds these leaves. His buddy PeachyGuy 🍑 likes him just the way he is. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Love the color on this peachy guy. 🍑 Wonder if he'll stay anything close to this color when he's done splitting. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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POP! Wow this is not a color I expected! Like a jewel. #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #closeup #upclose #cutiepatootie #smallisbeautiful

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PunkyKy

Very cool. Question: do you water at all while they are sliptting?

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pixierose

@sushiwaitress I love 💖 your adoration for Lithops. They are cute and I wish I could find another one. 😊🙏🏼👍🏼

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lydiastirling

I have a question for you @sushiwaitress ive only resently got some living stones and while they came with a leaflet im not sure how often i should water them now that i am watering them?

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sushiwaitress

@PunkyKy @lydiastirling Watering depends on the age of the plant. The ones in the photo are only about 7.5 months old and aren't adults yet, so I water them every 3-5 days, even if they are splitting. The old leaves take a lot longer to shrivel, but for juvenile plants that's what I do. For adults, I'm a lot less certain. I wait for the adults to start wrinkling. Sometimes I give a squirt or 2 of water to an individual adult plant.

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sushiwaitress

@lydiastirling How did the roots of your plant look when you got it? If they're not very developed (often a bunch of roots die when shipped bare root) then you might give them a tablespoon of water every week to help roots develop. Frequency of watering depends on what soil they're in and how humid your climate is. You may have to experiment (and kill a few) before you get the hang of it. I've already had 4 die on me due to underwatering, so it's not very straightforward.

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lydiastirling

Thank you @sushiwaitress i brought them from a specalist nersery at RHS (royal horticulteral socity) show in cardiff they are in pots with a sutible compost. 2 of them are splitting but the 3rd one isnt but its a lot bigger than the other 2. Would watering them once the soil is compleatly dry the same as i do for my cacti work? I think the 2 that have split are possibly younger than the other one so will do as you say with 3-5 days. Thank you so much for your advice its very much apprecated.

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sushiwaitress

@lydiastirling only do 3-5 days of they're less than 18 months old. I'd start out with every 2-3 weeks, but only after they're done splitting and reabsorbing the old leaves.

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lydiastirling

Ok will do thank you. Im not sure how old they are.

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PunkyKy

Thanks😘

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sushiwaitress

My first trithops!!! This leaf mutation usually only lasts for one set of leaves. Most of the time the replacement leaves come in normally, but I'll sure adore this little guy while I can. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #trithops

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pixierose

@sushiwaitress Hi Ruth, this is so cool 😎 I didn’t have much luck with my first living stone. I’ve since been advised on care, I just need to find one in the shops or maybe online. Are they easy to grow from seed? I noticed in your pictures that you were successful. 😊🙏🏼👍🏼

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sushiwaitress

@pixierose They're fairly easy I guess. I definitely killed a few batches before I got the hang of the soil, water, and light needs. I ordered a pack of 500 mixed species seeds so I could afford to fail a few times. There are a couple pictures of my windowsill setups if you dig through my garden photos.

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sushiwaitress

I mist them morning and evening untill the first leaf change (4-5 months) and since then I've been watering every 3-5 days.

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pixierose

@sushiwaitress Thank you Ruth you’ve given lots of helpful advice. 😊🙏🏼👍🏼

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shaz1970

Thanks for sharing your knowledge, I’ve been growing from seed, but wasn’t sure how long to keep misting...I have a while to go yet 😆

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sushiwaitress

Look how tall YOU'RE getting, little red guy! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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pixierose

Do you have to feed living stones? 🤔🙏🏼😊👍🏼

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sushiwaitress

I did a tiny bit, but I quit doing it. @pixierose

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sushiwaitress

Proud of this little guy. ❤ Might be about time to give this #cutiepatootie his own plant listing soon. #lithops #livingstones #succulents #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

@kimguy the tiniest newcomer is just above the word "of" on the penny. #lithops #livingstones #succulents #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #smallisbeautiful

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dunnoukno

How long did it take for these to pop out from seed?

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sushiwaitress

Germination was in about a week. These #seedlings are 7.5 months old. @dunnoukno

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kimguy

That really shows how tiny these little guys are! Awesome! @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

The tiniest patootie of them all -- i had never noticed this guy even existed until yesterday! He's about 2mm wide. #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #cutiepatootie #teenytiny #ittybitty

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kimguy

So cool. You should put a penny near it for reference. If you have room. Lol @sushiwaitress

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nicole_succs

What are signs that you watch for when it comes to not watering them as much as when they're new seedlings? Also do you keep the newly sown seeds on a heat mat of some sort and how moist do you keep them (if they were to get morning natural sunlight here in north california)?

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@nicole_succs Before their first leaf change, I sprayed them about 15-20 sprays morning and evening and kept them damp pretty much constantly. My soil mix also has about equal parts coco coir, vermiculite, and pumice, so it holds more water than would be good for an adult plant. After the first leaf change I started watering them every 3-4 days. I didn't use a heat mat. They live inside on my windowsill. One thing I learned the hard way: the seedlings cannot take direct sunlight.

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@nicole_succs Direct sunlight will burn the seedlings and their chlorophyll will be destroyed and their green color will fade. I taped the thinnest layer of a Kleenex to my windowpane and that has worked beautifully. I've also tried with paper towel and I think that might be too thick. I also have a cheapie grow light from Amazon.

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nicole_succs

@sushiwaitress Thank you for the advice!

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sushiwaitress

🎶oh these are the #lithops in my neighborhood🎵 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose #cutiepatooties #mesagarden

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sushiwaitress

BigTiger 🐯 is actually kind of a smalltiger 🐯 but he doesn't know that shhhhh #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #upclose #closeup #cutiepatootie #smallisbeautiful

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sushiwaitress

I want to learn your names. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose #cutiepatootie #negativespace

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Look at YOU bigtiger 🐯 shrugging off your winter coat. 😘 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose #cutiepatootie 9 May 2018

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Good morning BigTiger, I love you. 🐯 (you're kind of my new favorite, shhhh don't tell the others) #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #upclose #closeup #succulents #seedling 9 May 2018

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sushiwaitress

You did good work today bigboy. Well done. I'm sorry I was upset at you before. You're clearly a different species and I shouldn't compare you to the other kids in the neighborhood. I'm so glad to meet you! You're BEAUTIFUL. Henceforth you shall be known as: BIG TIGER 🐯 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #afternoonsun 8 May 2018

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kimguy

Great name!!! @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

THAT'S MORE LIKE IT. Good job, bigboy. And yes, you are stunningly beautiful and absolutely worth the wait. You're definitely more than I expected. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 8 May 2018

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kimguy

Go Big boy Go!!!💪 @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

These two guys popped their old leaves since I watered them two days ago. Go kids go! #lithops #livingstones #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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And I also just noticed that bigboy has a tiny split in the corner of his mouth -- maybe he's actually maybe finally going to split. Like for real. 7 May 2018

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sushiwaitress

Ok bigboy, I might start paying attention. Keep going. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

The gang's all here #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden

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crosma03

Where did you buy your seeds for these? No idea who to trust for seeds.

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sushiwaitress

I got these from Mesa Garden. It's just their mix of random lithops seeds. I'm extremely happy with it. Lots of variety. www.mesagarden.com The seedlings are about 6 months old now, so their colors and variety are really starting to shine. They were just all green for the first 3-4 months.

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sushiwaitress

I also got some great seeds from American Hedgehog Nursery -- a great majority of the seeds germinated, which is more than I can say about two other sellers I tried. I've only gone with USA-based suppliers so far just so I can avoid international shipping hassles, but I've also heard great things about conos-paradise and OzLithops.

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sushiwaitress

American Hedgehog Nursery's website is down right now, but they have a facebook page. @crosma03

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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These guys are all from the same neighborhood (aka same little spot in my seedling cup). They're like elementary school friends that live next door to each other and grow up together. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #negativespace

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Bigboy is teasing me. Ain't no way he's gonna split. He's just gonna peek open a tiny bit and then close back up and laugh at me like always. You not fooling me this time bigboy, I got my eye on you! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

30 Apr 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose #cutiepatootie #smallisbeautiful

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30 Apr 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose #cutiepatootie #smallisbeautiful #negativespace

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30 Apr 2018 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose

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#tiny mouth-slit appearing on the #seedling at the bottom. At this rate, the bottom one will shed its second pair of leaves before bigboy gets around to shedding his baby leaves. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #slow

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #smallisbeautiful #succulents

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#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents

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sushiwaitress

Pop! #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #smallisbeautiful 29 Apr 2018

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sushiwaitress

#lithops can be speedy when they want to be. #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops "this morning" = 28 Apr 2018

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Gave my pot of mixed #lithops #seedlings 15 or 20 squirts of rainwater like I do every few days, and I took a photo of them this morning while waiting for my coffee to finish brewing. Come back this evening for another look and one of my last holdouts has finally decided to start splitting out of his baby clothes. I think he's another #lithopsleslieivventeri There'll be a big difference tomorrow!!

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#grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #cutiepatooties #closeup #upclose #smallisbeautiful #mesagarden 27 Apr 2018

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sushiwaitress

Big dude at bottom right Just. Refuses. To. Split. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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kimguy

He's been closed mouth about the split!😜 @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

@kimguy ohhhhhh that was a GOOD ONE! 🤣

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sushiwaitress

So happy about this little dude. Looking a lot like a #lithopskarasmontanacvlateritia #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden Gave this pot a good 15-20 squirts of rain water, 26 Apr 2018. Wish I could write that down in my plant notes like I used to be able to. Anybody else unable to use the Notes feature anymore?

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kimguy

Ruth, I just tried the note section and it worked. @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

Such a cute little #muppetmouth #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #upclose #closeup #succulents #smallisbeautiful

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I found another one starting to split for the second time! #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #upclose #closeup #succulents #smallisbeautiful

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #upclose #closeup #succulents #smallisbeautiful

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sushiwaitress

A little peek at the developing inner leaves! 💖🌱

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These #cutiepatooties warm my heart so much. The red guy who is splitting for the second time at 7 months old is my little overachiever -- he was the first seedling to split and it looks like he intends to protect his record. My other #teenytiny darling is in the top left corner. It's so adorably small. #tiny #smallisbeautiful #upclose #closeup #succulents #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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LOOK WHAT IS HAPPENING! THE RED ONE IS STARTING TO SPLIT AGAIN!!! 21 Apr 2018 #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose #cutiepatootie #muppetface

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Getting pretty wrinkly and maybe crispy... #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose

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sushiwaitress

The pink one might turn out to be a #lithopsleslieivventeri #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose #cutiepatootie #smallisbeautiful

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Bigboy is looking a little dented... hope he's able to break out soon.... #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #closeup #upclose

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This bigboy is waaaay overwatered (my fault), and I was afraid it might never be able to split through its fat outer leaves, but I've held back water for the last two weeks and the gap seems to maybe be widening a little. Hope it can pop out and show us its true colors. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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One #lithops #seedling is absorbing the moisture from the cracked outside leaves. Looks almost like it has been deep-fried. The last pinkish chia seed is slowly stretching open its escape hatch. I like the color of his yellow buddy too. #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #grownfromseed #fromseed

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kimguy

❤💛❤💛 @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

Kind of a bony ridge going across this guy's equator. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #lithops-id

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sushiwaitress

#lithopsstandardtime #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Is it twins? Surely it can't be twins this young. Really hope it's able to benefit from all the water stored in the outer leaves... #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Last chia seed about to split in the next few days/week. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Update: "next few days/week turned out to be about three weeks.

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sushiwaitress

Checking in on the super minis. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

I've been saying "it'll be open by the end of the day" for like 3-4 days now. #lithopsstandardtime #lithops #livingstones #succulents #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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CraftTeaFox

I love your Lithops 😍

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sushiwaitress

So odd. What is this little dude up to? #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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Not the best photo, but I'm trying to figure out what is going on with this #lithops #seedling -- it seems to have popped a tiny set of leaves out the bottom of its cone. I wonder if it will be able to draw moisture from the big leaves it's escaping from. Such odd behavior. #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #escapeartists

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Honestly not sure what's going on here. Mysterious green spot at the base of this #lithops #seedling -- the body seems pretty sunburnt... wonder if it's decided to jettison its sunburnt body and start over with a tiny little mini baby set of leaves. #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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One more about to pop, maybe by nightfall. #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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The leftover outer leaves on the bottom left are slowly being consumed by the #escapeartist that sprang from it. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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After three dry days, this #lithops #seedling is slowly consuming the water remaining in its outer leaves. Looks like reptile skin now 🦎 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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This bigboy is I think a casualty of my over watering. He was the first to germinate and had always been the biggest and fattest #lithops #seedling but he is going to be the last one to hatch. If it ever happens. I think the baby leaves inside are just not strong enough to push out of the tough outer leaves. I'm hoping a dry spell will help him.

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The spot on his outer leaves at the 7 o'clock position is an injury left by the seedcoat holding on to the baby plant too long. #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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The #lithops #seedling on the left is one of my #escapeartists who burst through the side of its outer leaves. After 3 days of no water it looks like finally it's starting to draw up the remaining water from their outer leaves (since there's no water in the soil for them right now).

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Another little hidden guy trying to make it out into the world. #lithops #livingstones #pumice #succulents #afternoonsun

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Progress on the little #mini #lithops #seedling. He's still only about 2mm wide. #cutiepatootie #smallisbeautiful

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In order to help the #lithops #seedling at the top of this photo to hatch, I started withholding water. Until this week, I'd been spraying my seedlings daily, sometimes twice daily, with 10-15 sprays of rainwater. The #seedlings got nice and plump, but I noticed it was taking a lot longer than I expected for Mr. Chia Seed to emerge. I concluded that I was watering too much, and the outer leaves were growing or stretching, which never gave the inner leaves any reason to emerge.

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So I stopped watering and POP out he came AND the old outer leaves shrank around the body of the plant like they're supposed to. #lithopsleslieivventeri #growyourown #gyo #fromseed #mesagarden

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Muzz67

I love all the information you are including on your posts. So interesting and I think I need to get some Lithops now lol 😉

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sushiwaitress

GT is like my online plant notebook. I like to write down what I learn so I don't forget. Bonus that it's all shareable. @Muzz67

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Muzz67

Gt is great in that way isn't it .I love looking back over plants pics to see the progress too 😁

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