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iann
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Trying to start a fire

Post by iann » Wed May 12, 2021 4:36 pm

One Lithops cultivar that I don't think I've quite got is L. bromfieldii 'Embers'. It is a reddish colour variant of var glaudinae. Here are the plants I have left from my first attempt: one slightly reddish, quickly browns out in the sun; one not really reddish at all.
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Here it is in March:
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So I tried again and got one candidate, but sometimes they get less colourful as they mature.
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And a third time, couple of possibles.
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Re: Trying to start a fire

Post by iann » Wed May 12, 2021 4:50 pm

I'm also trying to grow a purple variant of the strange Japanese pattern cultivar L. julii 'Kikusiyo Giyoku'. I've got some fairly standard L. julii 'Kikusiyo Giyoku', some forms with extremely bright or dark lines, a lot of not-so-special-looking L. julii seedlings, and a couple like this:
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A purple form of L. julii 'Kikusiyo Giyoku' has been published as L. julii 'Murasaki-Kikushogyoku', not sure how it became purple. There is also 'Murasaki-Kosogyoku', which became purple by the inclusion of L salicola 'Sato's Violet' genes. They're all pretty hard to spell and don't easily fit on a label.
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Re: Trying to start a fire

Post by FredG » Wed May 12, 2021 5:52 pm

iann wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 4:50 pm
They're all pretty hard to spell and don't easily fit on a label.
Have you tried using a larger label? :wink:
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Re: Trying to start a fire

Post by Pattock » Wed May 12, 2021 7:35 pm

A Japanese word I recognise! Murasaki means purple.

They would take less space written in kanji.
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Re: Trying to start a fire

Post by iann » Wed May 12, 2021 7:49 pm

Pattock wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 7:35 pm
A Japanese word I recognise! Murasaki means purple.

They would take less space written in kanji.
Well that makes sense. Not sure my kanji is up to writing on labels. Maybe another use for a label printer?
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