Hi from Somerset

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kathpov
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Hi from Somerset

Post by kathpov » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:53 pm

I started with Lithops a few months ago and have my first seedlings, now 4 months old.
I lived in SA for 32 years and had never heard of them before now. I have been in the UK since 1999.
I did research Lithops quite extensively before buying any and they seem to be happy. Most of them are getting new leaves now ( I bought a few 2 year old's 6 weeks ago) I hope to try conophytums at some point when I get back from SA. I have learnt a lot on these forums and would love to see how other members in my area look after them.
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Re: Hi from Somerset

Post by juster » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:15 pm

Welcome to the Forum kathpov, there are a number of Lithops enthusiasts here so I'm sure you will find plenty to interest you. Enjoy your plants!
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Re: Hi from Somerset

Post by rodsmith » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:52 am

Welcome to the forum, Kath. I hope your plants do well. As Juster has said, there are plenty of lithops growers on the forum so you will not be short of advice, if you need any.
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Re: Hi from Somerset

Post by Aiko » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:53 pm

kathpov wrote:I started with Lithops a few months ago and have my first seedlings, now 4 months old.
I lived in SA for 32 years and had never heard of them before now.
You also never heard the term vygies?
I don't know how common that word is throughout the whole of South Africa.
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Re: Hi from Somerset

Post by kathpov » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:52 pm

Thank you Rod and Juster. I know vygies very well. I didn't realise they were related. :-) I am flying to SA on Saturday so will definitely be shopping for seeds for Lithops and Conophytums. I have 33 Lithops over 2 years old, a few seedlings so well on my way but will be asking for advice. My first 10 Lithops I bought from a lovely man in Holland and he sent 17 lovely healthy plants. 5 I bought from another lovely man from yorkshire. All of the 22 were well labelled which was handy. 12 I bought at a nursery. Generally in good condition but a tad over watered. One of the big ones has 4 very fat leaves so I am keeping him dry as I am the rest of them. Most are producing new leaves at the moment. I am loving it.
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