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Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jan 1, 2013 9:56 AM CST
Here are some pictures of my Lithops seedlings, for the 'photo hungry mob' Hilarious! one of which has finally showed its true leaves!
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/340924/
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springcolor
Jan 1, 2013 11:37 AM CST
Crazy monster Big Grin How long have you been growing the lithops? Very nice.
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Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jan 1, 2013 12:00 PM CST
Planted them middle of August, I only got them to experiment and alas they are growing really well! :D
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gg5
Jan 1, 2013 12:05 PM CST
Ok, now I guess I have to try them!! I have a couple adult plants but there's room in their pot, and seeds sound like a perfect winter challenge Hurray! Your photos are soo cute!
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jan 1, 2013 12:34 PM CST
...you'll be surprised how easy they are to germinate. They do grow very slowly though! Smiling I got a mixed seed bag from ebay, hopefully they'll all be different :D x
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 1, 2013 1:13 PM CST

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Ohhhh Pia, those are so cute they make me smile. Lovey dubby
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 1, 2013 3:48 PM CST
Pia, your lith-babies look fabulous...Good Job Hurray!
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Feb 9, 2013 7:34 AM CST
Hi Pia, your little lithops are so cute! Thanks for posting your pic, it gives me some idea of when I can expect a bit more exciting growth from mine. I planted these between Christmas and newyear. They got a bit forgotten about in the propagator and got very leggy before I noticed, so much so I was afraid that they would snap. So I added quite a thick layer of sand to try and support them and hoped for the best. I had to transplant them yesterday because the cat knocked everything of my windowsil, it was then that I saw that they seemed to have thickened out above the sand layer and effectively the longer bit of stalk was looking more root like. I'm hoping that they will survive the latest upheaval.....Thumb of 2013-02-09/Eviesmummy/cebf2f
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 9, 2013 9:01 AM CST

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Welcome! Kate.
Love the photo of your baby lithop seedlings. Great save on cat mishap. Hope you will let us see how they progress in their growth.
How long did it take for your seeds to germinate?
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Feb 9, 2013 9:16 AM CST
Thanks for the welcome! I noticed the first ones popping up after 3 or 4 days. my propagator is a heated one, but of the inexpensive variety so I'm not sure how high the temperature actually gets.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 9, 2013 9:39 AM CST

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Wow, that is really fast. I'm not very good at seed starting, other than the winter sow method. http://garden.org/ideas/view/valleylynn/223/Time-to-winter-s...
Not sure that would work for Lithop. I think the freezing would kill them. Looks like you definitely have the knack for seed starting.
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Feb 9, 2013 10:10 AM CST
That was an interesting read, thanks for the link. I've never tried setting any seeds off that way, but I think our climate would be too cold and wet, even in Summer for lithops to survive outside.
I think I've just been very lucky in terms of getting good seed, buying from Ebay is always a gamble! Although I've reciently discovered [url=www.chilternseeds.co.uk]www.chilternseeds.co.uk[/url] and they seem to carry a bit of everything from the common to the more rare and everything I've bought from there has had good germination rates. Fingers crossed that continues because I've just sown some new cactus seeds this afternoon!
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goldfinch4
Feb 9, 2013 11:13 AM CST

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Welcome! Kate, nice to have you here. Looks like you've got the magic touch - they look great!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 9, 2013 7:39 PM CST
How cute the little lithops! Another thing I want to try starting from seed! And yes it would be too cold outside for them!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 10, 2013 12:00 AM CST
Welcome! to ATP. Enjoy!

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