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Questions About Lithops

Asked by
ishtiaq on
January 14, 2017

Q. Lithops Seedlings

I just sowed lithops seeds and seedlings started appearing after 5-6 days. This is the first time that I am growing lithops. I bought these seeds from ebay. I am doubtful whether the seedlings are, in fact, lithops or something else. I have seen many photos of lithops seedlings on google and I am doubtful. Can you please see the uploaded photo and tell me if they are lithops seedlings or I have been fooled by ebay seller.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 14, 2017
Certified Expert
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Your seedlings look like very young Lithop seedlings. Keep going!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/lithop/growing-living-stone-plants.htm

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Answered by
ishtiaq on
January 16, 2017
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@Downtoearthdigs when i searched about lithops seedlings on google, all the seedlings looked plump, but my seedlings does not looks like that. So I am doubtful. How long does it take for seedlings to look plump after appearance?

Thanks,

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Asked by
c.bpc on
October 28, 2017
Swindon England

Q. Lithops

Just received ten of the above.
Have planted in pots but I am unsure as to whether
I should water them now and then leave until spring?
Compost is dry.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 28, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This would all depend on your area. It would help me to know which growing zone you are in. If you can send this information I will be glad to help you out more.

For now, here is an article that will give you some more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/lithop/growing-living-stone-plants.htm

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Asked by
htxkitty2247 on
November 6, 2017
Austin, TX

Q. Lithop

What do sprouting seeds look like?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 6, 2017
Certified Expert
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http://www.strangeplants.com/Img/tLitho/DSC07176ccw.jpg

They resemble a small pair of lips! This image should help you identify the plant.

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Asked by
Barbmaluorno on
January 11, 2018
Zone 5

Q. Stone faces

I have three small, stone faces.one has just died completely, but the other 2 remain. It says on the pot only to water when the leaves dry up, yet it says on the article not to water between fall and spring. Not sure what to do. Will I have new babies coming up? Thanks

Answered by
BushDoctor on
January 12, 2018
Certified Expert
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They, definitely, do like a drier climate. They can tolerate quite a bit of drought, although they do like to be watered occasionally. If they remain watered for too long, they can get an infection, as well.

Here is an article on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/lithop/growing-living-stone-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 8, 2018

Q. Lithop plants

HI I live in upstate N.Y
I love the lithops,living stones,are they a outdoor plant?if yes are they annual or come back each year,and will they grow here in N.Y
our winters?or what’s lowest temp safe to have
Thank you Pam

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 15, 2018

Q. Lithop plants

HI I live in upstate N.Y and I\’ve fallen in love with those Lithops, living stones,I\’d love to use them around my house but I was wondering will they or any cactus grow in N.Y climate?
If yes to Lithops,are they perrenial or annual?I like because they look like a rock and grow close to help keep grass from coming up,the other plant I really like is echeveria,probably the same ,N.Y climate and perrenial?if neither of them grow in north,any suggestions I like colors and plants that grow tight to keep weeds down,and only perrenial,would really love to know if there are any cactus plants,northern climate,perrenial. thank you so much for your time
Sincerely Pam

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