My little split rocks are still alive. Most of them are doing okay, but for some reason only half of them have grown bigger in the last.. I guess.. 3 years. You definitely need patience if you want to grow these from seeds.
The Pleiospilos are loving the sun! Some are growing really fast while others have stalled a little bit. I’m not too concerned with the stacking at the moment. They’re in direct outdoor sun and prune up really quickly, so they need to be watered more often.
All of my tiny split rocks are doing great. It’s been months since I last watered them and most of the stacked seedlings have finally corrected themselves. This one is getting there as well.
All of my Pleiospilos seedlings fit nicely in a single 7 cm pot and they probably will for the next couple of years, going by how slowly they have been growing.
A couple of seedlings are still stacking, but most of them are looking pretty good!
The smaller/weaker seedlings will shrivel into nothing months before the big ones need water. That’s why I decided to let natural selection take its course.
When I bought the seeds I didn’t think they were going to grow so slowly. The size of the seedlings ranges from 7mm-1cm.
It’s funny how easy they’ve been to grow from seeds, compared to keeping adult plants from nurseries alive.
One perfect seedling and one.. uh..
The good news is that they’re now acting exactly like they should do this time of year. A few of them still have 3 leaf pairs after my unfortunate rain storm accident, but the outer leaves are slowly drying up.
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.
It’s been around 4 months since I last watered them, so they’re all a bit wrinkly. One seedling (near the upper right corner) decided to grow its 3rd set of leaves before the old ones had a chance to dry out, but it should be okay if I hold back on the water for another couple of months.
One of the young Pleiospilos I bought last winter couldn’t decide whether to grow two heads or just one. This was the result.
Mutated plants are fantastically weird.