Lithops surprise! And ID?

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NaZzAtAzEr
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Lithops surprise! And ID?

Post by NaZzAtAzEr » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:20 pm

I was away for four days and came back and saw this flower bud! I feel really satisfied as I rescued a bunch of these from a garden centre, days from deaths door.

This will be my first Lithops flower and I was not expecting to get any this year! Does anyone have the ID for it?
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Lithops flower
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Re: Lithops surprise! And ID?

Post by Ross M » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:19 pm

I'm certainly no expert but looks like L. salicola to me
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Re: Lithops surprise! And ID?

Post by Terry S. » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:28 am

Or the hybrid of L. salicola x fulleri with the greenies 'Fullergreen' and 'Malachite' also involved in the parentage. There is a lot of this in the Dutch wholesale trade.
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Re: Lithops surprise! And ID?

Post by NaZzAtAzEr » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:18 am

I thought Lithops flowers stayed open, but mine seems to open at night and close during the day, so I don't really get a chance to see it!
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I also included a picture which shows the rest of the batch I rescued. Still holding out hope for the tiny one if you can see it!
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Re: Lithops surprise! And ID?

Post by iann » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:51 am

Lithops flowers normally open some time during the afternoon and close towards or after dark, but in cool dull conditions they can get lazy and may stay open (or closed!) more or less all the time.
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