It’s been a long time since I last gave you an update on these. 6 months ago I planted the Gibbaeum (front left) and Argyroderma (front right) seedlings together to save some space. They seem to have the same watering requirements and growing speed. Right now they’re all taking a bit of a break.
The Gibbaeum seedlings are getting nice and big. I’m keeping an eye on the seedling in the right pic (top view). It looks like it won’t be able to split without tearing one side open. For now, this is the cutest one of them all.
Look at these fat little buddies. Can’t believe how fast they grow at the moment, even outside of their growing season.
Look at them go. They’ve grown so much since the last update from exactly 2 weeks ago when they only just started to split.
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.
So if you ever decide to try and grow these from seeds, here’s some advice: Don’t do it unless you have the patience of a saint. This is the Gibbaeum seedlings almost 1 year after germination. They’ve looked like this for 9 months, only now they’re slightly bigger.
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!