Plant ID forum: Lithop seeds/seedlings?

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Dec 30, 2014 12:24 AM CST
A friend got these strange seeds and they sprouted and died but we're labeled as Lithops seeds and cared for as such. I was sent some but have no idea what plant they really are and how to grow them.

Seeds http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=34553&p...

Seedlings http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=34369&s...
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Feb 16, 2015 11:18 PM CST
Any ideas?
Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Feb 17, 2015 8:11 AM CST
I don't know, and i'd wait until they have their first real leafs, so we can id it properly
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plantladylin
Feb 17, 2015 8:51 AM CST
You can find information regarding propagating the seeds in our database: Living Stones (Lithops)

I googled for images of Lithops seeds and found these photos for comparison:

In the line of photos beneath the first picture here, you can click on one showing seeds: http://www.dhgate.com/product/100pcs-lithops-seeds-pseudotru...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeysplanting/414454217/

http://www.lithops.info/en/botany/seeds.html

edited to add: I think you should plant them and watch to see what they turn out to be! I found this information on sowing Lithops seeds: http://www.strangeplants.com/PlantGLSS.html

I found these photos of Lithops seedlings: https://blueskiez.wordpress.com/tag/seedlings/

And, photos of a Lithops seed capsule with and without seeds present: http://www.lithops.info/en/botany/seed_capsule.html
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Feb 17, 2015 5:46 PM CST
snarfie said:I don't know, and i'd wait until they have their first real leafs, so we can id it properly


They died before true leaves developed.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Feb 17, 2015 5:56 PM CST
plantladylin said:You can find information regarding propagating the seeds in our database: Living Stones (Lithops)

I googled for images of Lithops seeds and found these photos for comparison:

In the line of photos beneath the first picture here, you can click on one showing seeds: http://www.dhgate.com/product/100pcs-lithops-seeds-pseudotru...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeysplanting/414454217/

http://www.lithops.info/en/botany/seeds.html

edited to add: I think you should plant them and watch to see what they turn out to be! I found this information on sowing Lithops seeds: http://www.strangeplants.com/PlantGLSS.html

I found these photos of Lithops seedlings: https://blueskiez.wordpress.com/tag/seedlings/

And, photos of a Lithops seed capsule with and without seeds present: http://www.lithops.info/en/botany/seed_capsule.html


The seedling link helped, but then what my friend grew wasnt lithops the seedlings weren't triangular, the seeds don't match up either they are too large.

So I'm left puzzled what we got. I'll plant outside come spring after frost, but if they are succulents they won't grow outside that is the test, perhaps I'll plant half to see and wait if they die outside then they are probably some kind of succulent so I'll try indoors.

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