Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"Lithops sure grow slow!" (But they do grow.)

It's been about a year and a half since I tried growing Lithops from seed. And some are still hanging in there!
They actually look like proper Lithops now, not the cute, tiny blobs that they were. They've gone through 2 leaf regeneration cycles, and I take care of them in the same manner as my grownup Lithops. Can you spot the L. aucampiae, at least I'm pretty sure that's what it is?
Here are some of the year-and-a-halflings next to some grownup Lithops:
By comparison, here is some basil, sown from seed a week and a half ago:
These seedlings are sprouting their first true leaves, and tower over the little Lithops. But still, there's something very satisfying, not to mention patience-promoting, about growing Lithops from seed, don't you think?


  1. I think lithops from seed is the only way to grow them. It's so exciting watching them grow up and develop their adult form and colors. I currently have about 90 adult lithops plants and have grown almost all of them from seed. However, my biggest and oldest lithops plant was purchased as a single headed plant in 1986. Take a look at it now.

  2. Oh my goodness gracious! Yes, Lithops surely reward one's patience....