Just look at these puffy guys. I think the two seedlings on top have gone through 3-4 leaf sets now. The green one on the left has just split for the second time.
I’ve done this for 2 years now!
It’s so amazing to watch everything grow, even though some of my plants grow like 3mm a year, like these guys.
Four seedlings have split and changed into their second leaf set and a buttload more just started splitting today after a good watering – including my favorite, the L. Dorotheae “Zorro” (top right).
These are all of the survivors from last summer’s sudden heat wave.
A shot from my semi-adult Lithops garden (store-bought 1,5 years ago). Every single one of these are out of sync with the current season, but they all look nice and compact.
I think I watered them two or three times in the year and a half I’ve had them.
A perfect Lapidaria Margaretae leaf pair is emerging from the base of last year’s leaves.
.. this plant never stops looking creepy, does it?
A second seedling split overnight. It has begun!
My little gem stones (aka butt plants or living stones) haven’t changed much since last time. In fact, they’re still on their first leaf pair, oddly enough. The important thing is that they’re alive and well!
I keep telling myself that the’re just about to split and reveal their second set of leaves. It’s hard to spot, but the two Dorotheae seedlings (top right and bottom left) have split a tiny bit.
Still alive, guys! I kept them outside, right until they were hit by a heavy rain storm a week ago. They’re going to stack (have more than 2 leaf pairs at the same time), but on the bright side, all of the little wrinkles filled out nicely.
A dry winter should correct them, though.