New from South Africa

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pvdw
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New from South Africa

Postby pvdw » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:42 pm

Hi all. Thanks for excepting me to this forum.

I love most succulents but my love belong to Lithops. I use to collect many years ago but lost all my plants. Now that the kids aer big and done with school I have started my first love again.

Hope to learn a lot here.
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Re: New from South Africa

Postby juster » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:11 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Your love of Lithops is shared by others here, so I'm sure you will find plenty to interest you. Do you grow your plants in a greenhouse or just in the garden? Enjoy your plants.
Croydon Branch member, growing mainly cacti and Echeverias
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Re: New from South Africa

Postby Aiko » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:23 pm

pvdw wrote:Now that the kids aer big and done with school I have started my first love again.


Baie pret.

Any Lithops or other South African succulents growing nearby where you live?
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Re: New from South Africa

Postby pvdw » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:11 pm

juster wrote:Welcome to the Forum. Your love of Lithops is shared by others here, so I'm sure you will find plenty to interest you. Do you grow your plants in a greenhouse or just in the garden? Enjoy your plants.


We plant them under sheeting and 40% shade netting. Here where I live we receive up to 700mm rain per anum and all Lithops will just rot away within a few showers :cry:
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Re: New from South Africa

Postby pvdw » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:14 pm

Aiko wrote:
pvdw wrote:Now that the kids aer big and done with school I have started my first love again.


Baie pret.

Any Lithops or other South African succulents growing nearby where you live?


Plenty aloes and some small succulents around but no Lithops. Have seen them in the wild on one of hunting trips close to a small town called Prieska in the middel in the Karoo.

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