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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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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.