Pretty turgent and apparently smirking with satisfaction, Lithops bromfieldii C348 .
With joyful red dots, Lithops dinteri C206.
Very different size shows Lithops pseudotruncatella (alpina) C068 after one year growing together.
The last one to germinate, Lithops terricolor ‘peersi’ C131 are now the biggest of all seedlings.
Lithops hookeri subfenestrata ‘brunneoviolacea‘ C019 has been by far the most prolific and vigorous of all species sown.
First to hatch, these Lithops lesliei venteri ‘maraisii’ C153 are not the biggest after their first year.
Germinated very plentyfull, most Lithops hallii C119 died during a hot spell in midsummer in an intruiging sudden death episode. Only a few remained.
Lithops lesliei luteoviridis C020, compact and greenish/yellowish over a grey body.
Lithops julii brunnea C179 has largely grown in the shadow of a tolerated weed, Conyza bonariensis, and does seem to like it.
Also this one suffered much in summer, Lithops verruculosa C129, two of the few remaining seedlings.
Happy birthday to you all!
Lithops lesliei venteri, C153. Two years old.
Lithops schwantesii. This gorgeous one came as free bonus Lithops. Thank you so much.
Lithops bromfieldii mennellii, C044. Two years old.
Lithops salicola. This one is ‘Yellow border’. Three years old.
‘Dendrites’ and ‘Brown’.
‘Red Rubrications’ and ‘Tiny Islands’.
First photographs of Cole-number 078, sown 25.12.13. They had to survive a lot of neglect, from 17 seedlings that sprouted shortly after sowing, there are only seven left. I’ll take more care now, I promise!
This one at least seems happy, it’s kind of laughing, to my biased eyes. And for comparison:
Lithops gesinae annae and the pink peppercorn.
An other moult. 8 month old.
There now is some evidence that a pea ∅ does not quite serve as a rule for the size of Lithops seedlings. To big in most cases and far to much volumen in comparison to the body of a junior living stone.
Here comes the common peppercorn. Nearly 5 mm and only a quarter of the volume of a pea. That will make the difference.
For obvious resaons – visibility and glamour – I cannot refrain from choosing the pink peppercorn as reference.
Lets see if it works:
L. hookeri C019 and a pink peppercornL. dinteri C206 and a pink peppercornL. hallii C119 and a pink peppercornL. fulviceps C266 and the pink peppercornL. karasmontana ‘Top Red’ and a peppercornL. pseudotruncatella C068 and a pink peppercornWhat do you think? A peppercorn fits better, doesn’t it?
At least for juvenile Lithops. L. lesliei ‘albinica’ and a pink peppercorn.
And it works for Conophytum as well. This C. violaciflorum just hatched in its first winter/rainy season.