Sometimes sold as the ‘white Lithops’, Lithops pseudotruncatella ssp. groendrayensis is not white. It is grey and beige and apricot and a hue of lilac. Depending on day-time, a real impressionist Lithops.
I wonder if this one might want to flower this year.
No flowers so far, again changing clothes in december.
Green cultivars among Lithops are not rare. And usually I’m not fond of them. Perceptions change dramatically when one of the green ones appears in one’s own sowing tray. Now that there is what seems to be a first green pseudotruncatella, I am very proud. And obviously, it has been a tough struggle to get rid of it’s first true pair of leaves. The first pair, already greenish, but not very differrent from the rest of pseudotruncatellas, had been swelling for weeks, from a very tiny body to a nearly one cm ‘blob’. No signs whatsoever of a fissure, and the uplifted body still is perfectly turgent. Then, behind a little stone, there it sat – a complete solid green Lithops pseudotruncatella. So, let’s keep fingers crossed, for there is still a long way to adulthood for this little green cultivar. If it really is one, for after the next molt it could turn back to the usual colour.
The ‘normal’ coloured pseudotruncatelllas from the same batch are stronger and display the well known patterns of this species.
No trace of reds or browns – solid green as far as I can tell. But before naming it, I’ll wait what happens after the next two molts. Photographed with 1/64 of additional flash to tease out any possible colour.
Three days later there is still no red pigmentation. I added some black sand, for the exposed neck didn’t look right.