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pvdw
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Shimadas Rubroroseus

Post by pvdw » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:46 pm

I had the privilege today to pick a seed capsule of Bromfieldii rubroroseus from the same pot of plants where Shimada picked his capsules some years ago when he visited South Africa.

I visited a Lithops collector well in his 80's. He found his first Lithops when he was only 14 years old. He has been collecting,reading and learning ever since.

A while ago I was looking at this video- http://www.lithops.info/en/gallery/videos.html - of Shimada examining a Lithops plant. And there I saw the name on the tag: Rubroroseus ex Will du Toit. With my visit today I mentioned the video to him and he took me straight to the pot where Shimada picked his capsules. He then let me pick one as well. The pot still stands in exactly the same spot as then.

Always nice to have a story to tell when you show your plants and this one I will for sure remember.
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Re: Shimadas Rubroroseus

Post by iann » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:39 pm

I have three of these. Two are brown. One is reddish at times but not spectacular and tends to brown out in the sun. I suspect there are better clones but I've never sown a whole capsule of them :mrgreen:
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Re: Shimadas Rubroroseus

Post by pvdw » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:22 pm

Yes Iann I agree. It is events like this that gives a hobby more color.

I will only be sowing next year Feb. I found this the best time to sow. Lets hold thumbs for a few nice red plants from this capsule.
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