The seedlings are still growing relatively quickly. The biggest ones are now 3 mm. in diameter. The sun has given most of them a darker tone of green, and a couple of the seedlings are now brownish red.
Still growing like weeds. One is more than a cm. wide. They’re slowly turning darker green, one by one.
I lost one underdeveloped seedling, and it looks like another is struggling as well. Probably wouldn’t have survived anyway.
Much to my surprise, 90% of the seedlings have survived. A few of them turned white and died, but that was to be expected. Didn’t remove the lid fast enough.
Accidently punched my fist into in the medium and hit 5-6 seedlings while trying to add an extra drainage hole in the middle of the container. Replanted them with a toothpick. They all survived.
Didn’t think they had grown at all, but looked at the first pic and dropped my jaw. They’re currently around 7-8 mm wide and love sunlight!
Added a bit of gravel to support them as they get heavier.
They are so tiny!
I have no idea how many seeds there were, but I’m positively surprised with the amount of seedlings I ended up with.
Keeping the medium moist by spraying with distilled water. Will have to keep it moist for the next 3-4 months.
I’m pretty sure all the seeds germinated. Took off the container lid immediately after germination (on day 4).
They’re already pretty big and succulent!
I’m keeping the soil moist by spraying with distilled water, and will be for the next few weeks.
Ordered Pleiospilos nelii and lithops dorotheae + 2 packets with mixed lithops seeds online.
The lithops seeds were like dust.
Medium used: 2 parts aquarium sand, 2 parts perlite, 1 part succulent peat mix. I sprinkled the seeds on top of the moist medium and kept a lid on the container to ease germination.
I’m using a 31×31 cm. 15W 120v LED (blue+red) grow light.
Growing Venus Flytraps, Drosera Capensis and a few cuttings under the lights as well.
I bought the lithops (left) and split rock (right) in early june 2015 and instantly fell in love!
They’re the reason why I’m trying to grow them from seed.