One never knows how a little Lithops may look after hatching. For it is a hatch when the cotyledon slowly dries up and just a papery shell reminds you of the first stage of the little Lithops‘ life. While the window in the cotyledon opens, you get a first idea of the colour the primary pair of true leaves will show. And if you are lucky, there will be a little jewel growing.
While most of the adult Lithops have a distinct pattern, the youngsters may play on the gay side. This one seems to mimick with a little peace of seramis!
The same little L. bromfieldii a fortnight later. The empty seed still strongly attached to the completely dry cotyledon.
You see the colour? This makes a lithops-grower feel happy!
This is my awesome little orange Lithops bromfieldii – 122 days old and 0,8cm ‘big’. – Lets see how the colour changes with time and with the next pair of leaves.