Thursday, August 29, 2013

Three perfect heads

This lesliei v. minor 'Witblom' C6A x 'Fred's Redhead' crossing I got at a succulent expo in Tokyo 2010 is an example of a plant that can survive and even get in a great shape after going through a couple of really weird stages. See its previous incarnations here, here, here and here.
Now if it only would flower.. :)

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    1. It is! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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  2. Yes, it is very familiar situation for me :) Lithopses are strong enough to stay even in a worse conditions. It has only one most harmfull enemy. It is water. Water gives a possibility of any life but water can bring back it too.

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    1. I don't know. Some are strong, some not. And "strong" is also relative value. With lithops it's often the smaller, wrinklier and shorter the heads, the stronger the plant, while the "fat" plants normally don't survive regeneration (too much to digest). But yes, water is the one crucial factor! :)

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  3. Beautiful plants Rika. It seems one of the two original plants has a bit more red in this generation and it looks especially nice. However, what makes these lithops hybrids special, is the "story" so wonderfully told by your blog entries. These plants have a "history" and that makes them so much more interesting. They are no longer a partial yin-yang circle, now they are great looking lithops. A wonderful additions to anyone's lithops collection. (Did you every give them just a little worship?) ;)

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    1. Thank you :)
      It's all one plant with three heads. No idea why two of them are more red than the 3rd one...
      Well, then the point of my blog is getting visible! Yay! It's all about lithops (hi)stories :D


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