Tuesday, April 3, 2012

not wasting time

Hatched in October 2010 these seedlings didn't want to go to sleep this winter. Instead they've changed their leaves two times in a row. I'm just glad they haven't turned into cucumbers. ;)
Bromfieldii's color is more even now compared to January.
Lesliei v. mariae are getting bigger with the greenie not far behind.


  1. Hello! I really like your blog! So much good information here! I'm sort of a newbie to Lithops too, I have a couple of plants that I got recently that still have a lot of 'meat' to work though (they seem a bit behind all of yours), and then some that I started from seed in February that are doing really well. When can I expect those to change for the first time? And what size is big enough to transplant? Thanks, and keep up with the good work!

    1. Hello! :)
      Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it.
      Congratulations on your first lithops success. If the seedlings hatched in February my guess would be that they will get their first leaves around May, 4 months later. But it varies so you should not worry if it happens later. If you need to transplant them quickly right after the change would be a good time. Transplanting is easy in pumice stones so it's okay doing it early. If you use a soil mix you should probably wait until the seedlings are bigger and stronger. Lately I just keep them in one pot until it gets too small for them. Check my seedlings posts to compare: I think I write sometimes how old they are and when I transplant them.