Wow, so you now reaps some fruits of your labor. How long does a flower stay open? And do the receptivity of the stigma simultaneous with the pollen? thanks.
Hi Rika. I like your new plants and your recent posts. Our lithops are a little behind yours. There are still many flowers and they're not so wrinkly yet. Peace.
thanks Andrea~ i wasn't very attentive to the plants this year though :)the flower can last for quite a long time, it depends on weather, i think. In Steven Hammer's book it says that both stigma and pollen are ready on ca. the 3rd day of flowering (and both plants need to be on the same stage). If you're interested in pollination you better read the chapter about it in his book.
Thanks a lot Luther. Actually i normally stop watering after they've bloomed but this year they've started too early and I've given up on more flowers by the end of october. Seeing how wrinkly they got i was expecting new leaves not flowers :)
So hübsch! Ich hoff meine Winzlinge schaffen das auch irgendwann mal!
Danke :) *seufz* Das könnte dauern. Meine ersten ausgesäten Lithops (2008) haben immer noch nicht geblüht. Hoffentlich nächstes Jahr :)
.... gut, dass die Pflanzen auch ohne Blüten bunt und hübsch sind ;)