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#41 Guest_Andreas Eils_*

 
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 23:37 PM

Yes, I still grow them! Since I regularly mist them with Coca Cola (instead of Vodka) no more spider mites have been spotted! :biggrin:

Here are news: Some flowers during the last weeks! :-)

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Lithops marmorata var. marmorata C 305


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Faucaria tuberculosa


The majority of my Mesembs looks stable now...the question only is: For how long? Every experienced grower I talked to the last time stated: You can hardly grow Lithops indoors longterm...even at the attic it´s very difficult! I still hope they will be proven wrong... Honestly it would be even harder for me giving up the Lithops than CPs!

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Edited by Andreas Eils, 17 November 2011 - 23:39 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:38 AM

L. steineckeana earlier

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:09 AM

:hi: Chris,

when I watch your pic I think L. steineckeana is not such an unattractive plant! :-D Your specimen must be quite happy where it lives! :tu:

Thanks for showing!

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 21:47 PM

Time for some update, don´t you think so, too? :biggrin:

I could have thrown them all into the compost bin so much trouble I have suffered with them! :ireful2: But I still have them...and not even only a few! *ggg*

The extended winter this year has retarded the majority of my plants to renew their lobes... :dry: But some are happy at least...some very nice gems... :happy:


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Lithops lesliei ssp. lesliei v. lesliei C 014 [Kimberly form] (from Kakteen Haage)

The markings always appear brownish in my pictures than blackish-grey ... I wonder if this is because they partially receive direct sunlight. :unsure:

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C 014 - another plant.

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Lithops lesliei v. venteri 'Maraisii' C 153 (from Kakteen Haage)

Here the same: Appearing rather brownish on top than blackish what I consider to be more normal. :o/


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One of my favourites: Lithops karasmontana ssp. bella C 285 (from Uhlig Kakteen)


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C 285 - another plant. I love how variable the surface of the same species can be (even on the same plant from season to season!!!).


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C 285 - still another plant! :laugh:


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No, that´s the same plant as before but now you can see it has two heads! *hehe*


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Lithops coleorum C 396 (from Uhlig Kakteen) - an very nice specimen! :happy:

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another view


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Lithops werneri C 188 (from Kakteen Haage)

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from another angle


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Lithops werneri C 188 (from Uhlig Kakteen)

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another angle and more sunlight :-)


That´s it for today.


Greetings

Andreas

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 00:34 AM

Nice photo of lithops ! =)

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 15:01 PM

I just bought one a few weeks ago from the garden centre. Hopefully I'll get some luck with it this time.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 13:41 PM

At least two people enjoy my "stones". :smile: