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Monday, September 24, 2012
I'm taking a break from the Lizard Saga (which continues) to get back to the heart of this blog: Lithops!
Two of mine are growing their new leaves, the rest are dormant. Audrey bloomed, but since then, hasn't done a bloomin' thing. Here are my active Lithops:
So Dorothy's moving right along with one new pair of leaves. Here's the other- I think it is a karasmontana- it was just labeled "Rock Plant" when I bought it!
That was about a week ago. Then the old leaves split! Mind you, neither of these Lithops has been watered in months....
Turns out there are 2 pairs of leaves in there. One was getting squashed, but now it's growing just fine. I don't know why the outer leaves haven't shriveled more, and had to split-- could it be that sitting outside in the humid sea air each morning gives it enough water to stay plump? The wonderful weirdness of Lithops is neverending.