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A su bola

Third pair of leaves rubra 1Lithops optica ‘Rubra’, as always, doing their own thing. They should be growing big now, loosing their old pair of leaves, preparing for a hot and sunny summer.   But they don’t.   As we say over here,  “van a su bola”. third leaves both headsBoth heads are preparing for their third pair of leaves. The plant grows outside, in the sun, getting sprinkled every other day and a thorough watering once a month – obviously enough – and not enough for an accompanying grass,  that dried a few weeks ago and a spontaneus  Anagallis-seedling, that just had enough moisture for one gorgeous blue flower and the seed capsule.

 

 

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one year in the life of a living stone

Lithops optica rubra eneroLithops optica ‘Rubra’  C81 A,    January 2014

febrero

Lithops optica ‘Rubra’  C81 A,    February 2014

marzo

Lithops optica ‘Rubra’  C81 A,    March 2014

abril

Lithops optica ‘Rubra’  C81 A,    April 2014

Lithops rubroa mayo 14Lithops optica ‘Rubra’ C81A,  May 2014

L. optica 'Rubra' junioLithops optica ‘Rubra’ C81A, June 2014

optica rubra 8Lithops optica ‘Rubra’  C81A, August 2014

one year optica  8

And the year ended in August 2014 for all  Lithops optica ‘Rubra’.
Though in shadow, the heat from above and the isopods from
beneath did their work. The gardener helped, too, with a drink or two. It was quick, four days, and all that was left was dry and empty.