Archivo de la etiqueta: subfenestrata

New growth

lush lithops 1
Lithops julii fulleri C162 A

lush lithops 2
You can almost hear the sound of the jelly cracking this morning! A few hours later the new body of Lithops lesliei venteri ‘maraisi’ C153  is almost there. The sun shining through the transparent walls of the crack reveals the red dots you couldn’t see ever before nor in the newly formed leaves.

Lush lithops 3

lush lithops 3:hallii
Lithops hallii C119.

lush lithops 4: hookeri brunneoviolaceaLithops hookeri subfenestrata ‘brunneoviolacea’ C019.

lush lithops 6: Lithops julii brunnea
Lithops julii brunnea C179. The windows are almost green this one, a very nice one to my biased eye.

lush Lithops 7: Lithops fulviceps
Lithops fulviceps, C266.

lush Lithops 8: Lithops hookeri
Lithops hookeri subfenestrata ‘brunneoviolacea’ C019.

Lush lithops 9: L. aucampiae
Another one that split open: Lithops aucampiae C333. At a closer look you can see that the ‘jelly’ is actually green in this species: chlorophyll containing cells all over the sides of the leaves. And not the hint of green can be seen from outside!

lush lithops 10: Lithops C179
Lithops julii brunnea C179: The new face looks quite different from the old one. The grey, almost blue windows with ocre islands and the strong lateral markings are very distinctive.

Λ

Anuncios

Prolific growers

hookeri subfenestrata brunneoviolacea  2º pair of leavesThis particular Lithops hookeri var subfenestrata ‘brunneoviolacea’ is the first of all Lithops species sown in November 2013 to change into the second pair of true leaves. From first to the second pair of leaves it took only two months. First sign was the fissure beginning to open to the slot which still can be seen in the old pair of fusioned leaves. In the end the new body didn’t emerge through this gap,  but ripped open the old leaves laterally. They now spend shadow to the new, like a juicy beret.

Lithops hookeri 2Three weeks later the beret is still there.

hookeri 3
14 months old, February: all L. hookeri are changing clothes. As far as I can tell, the fissures are complete now – but there are still a few where the old leaves cover the new ones.

hookeri 4
Strong colours, all of a strange maroon palette. Strange but appealing. The markings also get stronger now. And one characteristic disappeared: no made-up lips any more! The fissure looks thin, dark and sober now.