Houseplants forum: Paperwhites, Amaryllis, Lithops

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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jan 10, 2017 8:05 AM CST
I hope these pictures are OK to post in the houseplants forum. I am growing all three indoors.

The Amaryllis is just starting to bloom, the paperwhites are in full bloom, and the Lithops is a looooong way from blaming (lol).

I planted the Lithops seeds today. They are without a doubt the smallest seeds I have ever handled. They are 1/10 the size of a poppyseed or smaller.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Jan 13, 2017 7:36 PM CST
Nice.
I am finally seeing buds on my Amaryllis, and a bit sorry I did not get a couple paperwhites.
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jan 13, 2017 9:09 PM CST
Sometimes you can find them on eBay for really cheap. They are so fragrant that I am not allowed to bring them to work (I work in healthcare and they can cause people with certain diagnoses to have breathing difficulties). I love them.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Jan 14, 2017 8:33 AM CST
I like them, but when I gave them to my dad and MIL, they overpowered them, lol.
Re the lithops- I grew cactus from seed once. it was fun to see tiny green blobs emerge from the dust. The smallest seed I can think of is Nicotiana, flowering tobacco, so tiny, but grow in one year to five feet with huge leaves (I grew the tall white kind).
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
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Jai_Ganesha
Jan 16, 2017 10:25 AM CST
Here is the first Lithops sprout!

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...or so I assume. It is so excruciatingly tiny that I guess it could be anything.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Jan 17, 2017 9:05 PM CST
I hope it is.. but sometimes I'm fooled by the fertilizer balls in some soil
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jan 17, 2017 10:29 PM CST
I mean the teeny, tiny, little green leaf just out from the pencil. I'm sure it's a plant (and not a fertilizer ball), but not sure if it's a Lithops.

I've heard of people buying Lithops seeds and then growing other cacti/succulents. lol
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Jan 18, 2017 6:48 AM CST
I've heard of lots of seed that doesn't turn out what it was sold as. 'Venus fly trap' is one it seems lots of people buy and get cheated on. Or just grow weeds in with seed that never germs, maybe.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jan 19, 2017 10:35 PM CST
My little green things are still going. I was worried that they'd mold/rot with the humidity inside their plastic bag but Physan-20 has kept any (visible) fungus at bay so far. I'll be removing the dome (bag) slowly over the course of the next few days.
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Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
Feb 24, 2017 9:54 AM CST
My wife's paperwhites never bloomed, just grew leggy. She's ready to toss them, but I'm wondering if they can be planted outdoors instead?
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Feb 24, 2017 6:39 PM CST
I planted bloomed paperwhites once but don't think they persisted. In theory, I think they'll live and could bloom next year.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
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Jai_Ganesha
Feb 24, 2017 10:32 PM CST
I learned a long time ago not to grow them in water. This more easily leads them to low nutrient levels, susceptibility to disease, and stretching toward the light. Growing them in regular potting soil always leads to blooms and healthy, short, dark-green, leaves.
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bubbles51
Mar 24, 2017 9:49 PM CST
This is awesome! I really want to grow some succulents and lithops from seeds myself! Where did you get the lithop seeds from? If you don't mind me asking.
Thanks :)
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 24, 2017 10:06 PM CST
You know what's sad? I don't remember.

I think it was on a forum but I just searched and I can't figure out where.

These guys are still growing, slowly, but growing nonetheless...
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bubbles51
Mar 24, 2017 10:51 PM CST
Oh okay! Thanks, I live in canada so im thinking ebay is my best bet. Good luck i hope to see some pictures with the progress:)
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias Gardens in Buckets
Region: Pennsylvania Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 24, 2017 10:58 PM CST
Thank you. I know there's a cactus and succulent forum where they sell seeds but for the life of me I can't find it. I know I didn't imagine it because I have the plants! lol
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Container Gardener Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias Gardens in Buckets
Region: Pennsylvania Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 24, 2017 11:46 PM CST
This is the most recent picture, from a few days ago.

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