Variation in size and marking

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rodsmith
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Variation in size and marking

Post by rodsmith » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:34 pm

These Lithops pseudotruncatella ssp volkii seedlings were sown in March 2018 and have reached a decent size, the largest being 2 cm across. There are small variations in markings and large variations in size. They are in a shallow 7 inch pot. What are the chances of getting a bloom or two this year from the largest ones?

I'll be offering some of them to forum members when I de-pot them, probably next year.
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Re: Variation in size and marking

Post by D^L » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:35 pm

Low chance of flowers yet, but stranger things have happened!
They still have immature "fissures". They are the narrow ones that seedlings have and will, with coming splits, grow right across the plant. Doesn't mean they absolutely won't flower, but does suggest they are still quite immature.
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Re: Variation in size and marking

Post by rodsmith » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:21 pm

D^L wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Low chance of flowers yet, but stranger things have happened!
They still have immature "fissures". They are the narrow ones that seedlings have and will, with coming splits, grow right across the plant. Doesn't mean they absolutely won't flower, but does suggest they are still quite immature.
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David Lambie
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Thanks David. I thought I was being optimistic.
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Re: Variation in size and marking

Post by iann » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:00 pm

No hope. This is one of the slowest species to reach flowering size. Apart from anything else, most L. pseudotruncatella have either flowered already or are at least showing buds by now. This one was sown in early 2008 and flowered in summer 2011, about the best you should expect. Some other species will flower more reliably at around 3 years old.
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