The stacking is mostly gone now. It only took like 5-6 months of drought for them to use up their bottom leaves, leaving them with only 2 leaf sets.
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.
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.
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!
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.
These are all of the seedlings I have left out of the 3 seed packs I sowed a year ago. There should be 19 little healthy guys in the picture.
This was the batch that started my obsession with growing succulents from seeds!