Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Lithops not growing

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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Mar 1, 2017 3:24 PM CST
I bought two lithops plants last October. For what it's worth, I THINK I have lesliei v. venteri, just going by Internet photos after sifting through jillions of them. (At the garden center they were labeled "space rocks" Glare )

So far they haven't done anything. No flowers, no baby leaves in the center. I think I've only watered them twice--once after I transplanted them into their current container, and two days ago when I realized one of the leaves was shriveling a bit (and I only gave two teaspoons of water per plant).

Maybe I just need to give them a little more time? I just thought they would have shown some signs of life by now.

Here's a current photo.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 1, 2017 4:15 PM CST
You should water them once in awhile. Maybe now would be a good time.
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Bumbly8ee
Mar 1, 2017 7:19 PM CST
My lithops only recently started doing things after having them for almost a year. From what I've gathered, they don't do much until spring time. So it may be soon! Thumbs up
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Mar 2, 2017 2:31 AM CST
LIthops just do not grow quickly. Be patient I guess. Gene
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Mar 3, 2017 4:27 PM CST
Thanks all!
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