I was waiting for the sun to come out to take more pictures of the Anacampseros bunch but it's not happening and who knows when we'll see the sunlight next, if at all. Two days ago it was snowing in Luxembourg. In Trier it's always warmer so that we don't get even that. It just keeps on raining, all day long, every day.
I have a bad itch to water some of the lithops but I can't for - it looks like - several more weeks. Gotta be strong. At least the Anacamp-seedlings are developing wonderfully and are able to distract me. I have now 14 pots of tiny green beads. It's amazing how well they germinate when fresh. If you see someone selling Anacampseros seeds harvested 2015 you can sow them with great results. Just as a test I've tried sowing rests of 2014 seeds. None hatched. Zero. They stay viable one year tops. I'll probably be offering free seeds later this year again so please keep this in mind.
Back to the grown-ups introductions. In my last post I have shown you none of the An. arachnoides which are truly lovely with their small pointy heart-shaped leaves. Here they are!
Anacampseros arachnoides, An106, s Roineck Pass
Great brownish-red color which in my light conditions might get greener later. Will try to avoid that.
Anacampseros arachnoides, An9, Besemkop, n Calitzdorp, ES3046
The fluff in the middle looks like a mealy bugs nest but it's not, I've checked. Detecting mealy bugs on these plants will not be easy.
I don't know what the deal with those branch-towers is. Do they grow like this or are those rests of the inflorescence?
Anacampseros arachnoides, An208, Hoogstaan
This one is a bit different. Rounder leaves of dark green. Looks a little like an Aloinopsis schooneesii.
Anacampseros lanceolata, An48, Rietkloof, w Steinkopf
This and the next plant are quite young and still have to develop some distinguishing characteristics (maybe). Cute though.
Anacampseros lanceolata, An83, Harras
Anacampseros lanceolata, An33, w Spitsberg (e Nuwerus)
This one is pretty large and should have large flowers, too. Looking forward to growing it.
And here comes the hatchery!