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sushiwaitress

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

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sushiwaitress

The #mesagarden #lithops mixed #seedlings are looking great, getting plump #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 12 Sep 2019

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jyotu

So beautiful 👍

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Yollymac

They are looking fantastic Ruth! 💗

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robbinb

Like the lithops. I am just getting started with these myself. Can I ask you a question? I planted some dry root lithops and they are small like these. How often do you water them? I’ve read so many different articles that I’m not sure when to water them. Is there a good way to tell? Thx

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sushiwaitress

@robbinb there's no real rule to watering lithops. It all depends on how dry your climate is and how much water your soil mix holds. I live in New Jersey and my plants live in the house, so it's not very humid. My adult lithops (1/2 inch or bigger) get watered about once every week or two in the fall and in the spring. Smaller lithops need more frequent water (every two or three days). You kinda just have to wing it. I killed 7 of my original 13 before getting the hang of it.

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sushiwaitress

@robbinb I use a very gritty mix that is about 1-3mm grains. If your mix isn't fine enough it won't hold enough water and they'll die of thirst. I'll tag you on my recipe.

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robbinb

Thx so much for all the info. So far, I’m not doing too well in figuring out how to contact people other than at their photos. So thx again for your help. I watered mine today from the bottom after about three weeks. I’m going to just keep trying!😃

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sushiwaitress

I like this guy's spotty pattern, tiny though he is. 18 Jul 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Upon closer inspection, this tiny oddball is actually two #teenytiny #seedlings. 29 Apr 2019 #lithops #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #twins

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telswirld

It looks too much like a jellybean Ruth 😋😄

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sushiwaitress

22 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden #mixed-lithops-seeds

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sushiwaitress

I think this guy popped overnight. Hooray spring! 16 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden #mixed-lithops-seeds

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sushiwaitress

Update on these guys 16 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden #mixed-lithops-seeds

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sushiwaitress

I wonder if this big guy in the middle is a venteri maraisii 13 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden #timewilltell

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sushiwaitress

11 Mar 2019 #lithopsinahurry #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden #lithopssplitting

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sushiwaitress

Now I finally get to see what this guy with the donut hole was hiding. I've never seen a #lithops with a hole in the top -- I thought for sure it was rotten inside. 10 Mar 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden

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sushiwaitress

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

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sushiwaitress

A little baby green one 7 Feb 2019 #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

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

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sushiwaitress

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

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sushiwaitress

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

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sushiwaitress

These are in fact two separate plants, though it's hard to tell in this photo. They're quite etiolated, but they are not (alas) a two-headed #lithops mutant. 10 Jan 2018 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

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

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This #lithops #seedling popped his top! I helped remove some of the detached outer leaves so the baby leaves inside could get some light and not etiolate too much. 10 Jan 2018 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Definitely sun-stressed (hopefully not fatally) by my new grow lights. They also will have a rest under a Kleenex. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 23 Dec 2018

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sushiwaitress

Extreme #closeup of my #mesagarden #lithops mix. 6 months old. They didn't get enough light and they're very small. Still cute and still growing (slowly). #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

#lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden The largest seedling popped the top off the old leaves, and now it will stretch because it can't get enough light through its hat. 22 Sep 2018

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sushiwaitress

Noticed yesterday that this pot full of mixed #lithops #seedlings has greened back up after I let it get blasted with too much bright sunlight! I'm so glad because these were my #mesagarden seeds and I was so mad at myself for hurting them. Lithops are tiny, but they're tough and they want to LIVE! #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops 6 Sept 2018

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Yollymac

@CraftTeaFox

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sushiwaitress

With a matchstick for scale #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops This is what sunburned/sundamaged seedlings look like -- they turn kind of peach colored. Some of them may still survive, so I'm not giving up yet. This is my seed mix from #mesagarden and so wish I'd been more careful.

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sushiwaitress

My 8-week old #mesagarden #seedlings seem to not be doing very well. They're yellowish instead of bright green. Maybe too much sun? These guys get bright afternoon sunlight pretty much from noon till 6-7 pm. The light is filtered through Kleenex taped to the windowpane but maybe that's still too much. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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sushiwaitress

Update 17 June 2018: I moved these over to a windowsill that only gets morning light till about noon. Hope they perk back up.

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sushiwaitress

These are my #mesagarden mixed lithops seeds. They're not as bright green as I'd like, which was the main reason I swapped the paper towels on the windows for kleenex. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #livingstones #succulents #windowsill

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sushiwaitress

Uh oh. #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops

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kimguy

Wow! Now that's a lot of lithops😆 @sushiwaitress

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shaz1970

Have the seeds grown through the gravel? 🤔

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sushiwaitress

No. I sprinkled the seeds on top. @shaz1970

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sushiwaitress

On second thought, this might have been a mistake.... If these are only half-germinated like the other pots I'm definitely in trouble. (But they LIKE being crowded, right?) #lithops #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyolithops #mesagarden

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sushiwaitress

Sowed the rest of the packet of 500 mixed #lithops seeds I bought last fall from Mesa Garden. #mesagarden #plantmarkers

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