Two of the seedlings popped open overnight and revealed their second leaf set. At the moment they’re growing much faster than the Lithops and Pleiospilos.
Finally some actual growth! That middle seedling has put on at least a couple of mm since last month.
They keep reminding me of Yoshi’s mouth.
I had to repot my poor Gibbaeum seedlings and add a tiny bit of peat to the mix. The aquarium sand mix dried out too quickly (within a few hours) and the poor guys didn’t drink fast enough, so they ended up as a wrinkly mess.
Now they’re all happy and puffy again!
The Gibs haven’t grown an awful lot since the last update, but I haven’t had a single casualty yet!
I water whenever they start to shrivel up and leave them in the brightest window to soak up some rays. So far so good.
They’re already pretty drought tolerant. Yesterday I watered them for the first time in almost a month and they looked like little raisins. Now they’ve plumped up nicely.
I adore the subtle color variation from green to almost purple!
Most of the baby leaves have dried out. I’m now left with mini versions of adult gibbaeum!
I found a pink one. I wonder if it stays this color as it grows up.
I really love the perfectly smooth and clean leaves they’re developing!
The first seedling is already working on its first pair of adult leaves!
When you’ve gotten used to working with slow growing mesembs (yes, I’m looking at you, Lithops), everything else grows like weeds.
My Gibbaeum seedlings only just started to color up and grow. They looked like Lithops seedlings for the first 3 weeks, which is why I haven’t done any updates until now.
Gotta admit they’re adorable, though.