Succulents forum: Lithops

 
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Imagebree
Apr 30, 2010 3:06 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Anyone else grow these? There great.

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Imagebree
Apr 30, 2010 3:07 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Daisy like flowers

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Imagebree
Apr 30, 2010 3:08 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Hardly ever water or fuss over them.

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Imagebree
Apr 30, 2010 3:10 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
They just sit on my window sill inside 24/7.

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Imagebree
Apr 30, 2010 3:11 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
pretty..

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ImageDutchlady1
Apr 30, 2010 6:17 PM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Very cool. A friend has a bunch of those too.
lakesidecallas
May 21, 2010 5:10 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I have a bunch of these too, I just love them!
Imagebree
May 22, 2010 4:07 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
got any pics? i have a few flowering now.

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Imagebree
May 22, 2010 4:10 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Where/how do you grow yours lakesidecallas? Inside or out?
lakesidecallas
May 22, 2010 7:38 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I grow mine in pots, they're inside my greenhouse most of the year but I just moved them outside to a shadehouse. (I covered one of those 10x20 carport things you can buy with a piece of shadecloth). I do have photos, but I'm visiting my parents and they are on my home computer.

I bought a bunch last summer but they almost all died when I transplanted them from their plastic pots into clay pots. The ones that survived flowered and split, but I was too afraid to water them much through the winter, so they looked very shriveled most of the time, poor things!
Susan
Imagebree
Jul 2, 2010 4:28 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Yeah mine are looking a little shrivaled also. I took a chance and watered them the other day in the morning and put them outside all day in the sun on a nice day. They look better now but its a fine line to water them when its not warm. ha!

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BlueFox
Jul 12, 2010 10:39 AM CST
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A
Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
Bree, that's an incredible collection! I have only a few seedlings, but one day...
lakesidecallas
Jul 12, 2010 7:46 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Here's mine!

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Imagea2b1c3
Sep 7, 2010 7:25 PM CST
Name: Mark
Seattle
Those plants are really cool, are they as hard as they look, like could you step on one? also do they make pups?
Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy
lakesidecallas
Sep 8, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
They're not hard. Almost a rubbery feel to them. They do make pups, but I've never tried to remove one. All the plants in my photo started off as single plants, and now there are two in the pots.
Gee, looking at the photo, those plants all had a hard summer! The lithops got too much sun at first, but survived with the scorch marks you see. Then we got too much rain, and the little mammillaria at the top rotted and died, I lost a few of the lithops too, and something ate the Haemanthus in the yellow pot all the way back to the bulb.
Imagebree
Sep 8, 2010 2:36 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
nice susan. I love them. They should survive the hot/dry ok but the rain will rot them for sure. I have mine inside on a sunny windowsill mainly to control the watering. It rains here a fair bit.
Mark- if you stepped on one you'd squash it, there like a succulent inside, able to survive extreme dry periods.
And if you leave them in a pot and don't divide them they will eventually spread out and fill the pot..slowely.
Found this interesting picThumb of 2010-09-08/bree/e683ee
Imagebree
Sep 8, 2010 2:40 PM CST
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
Heres my dorotheaeThumb of 2010-09-08/bree/08d8f6
BlueFox
Sep 8, 2010 2:53 PM CST
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A
Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
I must say that I like the multicoloured gravel for mulch better than the white, although the colours of the Lithops stand out in that. Very gorgeous plants Bree - I can't wait until my tiny seedlings get big enough to show their markings.
Imagea2b1c3
Sep 8, 2010 3:32 PM CST
Name: Mark
Seattle
thanks
Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy
lakesidecallas
Sep 8, 2010 9:05 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
They are great presents for kids, although you have to have a serious talk with parents about watering them. My nephews call them the "butt-crack" plants. (sorry if that offends anyone) They were thrilled to get them, I had a bunch and let them pick out the colors they wanted.

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