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I'm finally moving on with some white flowers here. Saw the first L. optica flower today. Lots of late yellows too, L. naureeniae, L. dinteri, my big L. hookeri that is always late. Even a sneaky "L. optica with a yellow flower", really L. herrei "Translucens".
I'm trying my hand at growing some Conos right now as well but it may be a struggle. I planted 20 seeds per pot and within 3 days I had between 5 to 12 come up in some pots. But looking at them now I see a lot have disappeared. OH, MAN! I have a lot better luck with the baggie method on Lithops and cacti.
Conophytums aren't generally hard from seed. Maybe you overheated them?
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I also have some Lithops die each year, I have a suspicion, that a Lithops main aim in life is to die
conophytums,Lithops,Sempervivum, Tylecodons and small cacti.
iann wrote:Conophytums aren't generally hard from seed. Maybe you overheated them?
They may have had a bit more heat than desired, yes. I tried to give them plenty of light and they did have very little direct sun exposure.
AllanA wrote:Ivan, did you take them out of the bag when you had 5 to 12 germinate? If you didn't, this may be why they dissapeared, they do need ventilation even at this early stage.
I generally like leaving seeds in baggies a lot longer, but I did open the baggies after seeing the germination. Unfortunately it was shortly after that they started disappearing. There are still some seeds in the pots that haven't germinated and I'm feeling I should close the baggies and see what happens. I wish I had an endless supply so I can experiment.
Dispite some of the Lithops having 'pimples', they are doing quite well and I am getting seeds from my plants to experiment with. But I have a feeling it will take 5-7 years before I see results. They take their time growing up.
iann wrote:Pretty poor weather here, but still lots of flowers ... finally moving on with some white flowers ... Lots of late yellows too ...
Our weather has finally turned as well. Maybe not enough to say good-bye to the flowers, just yet.
I'd like to add a bit of copper to that mix.
Tiny flower but still quite nice. No scent, though.