Living Stones/Linthops / Succulents

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by ricky101, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Plant on the left is a Crassula. Not sure of the species - my books are at home

    Plant on the right is Pleispeilos nelii
     
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      @pete I remembered your photo today. I'm right behind you! Well, nearly...

      These seedlings were sown last summer and are now getting a bit rampant. Is it just me, or are the shapes somehow vaguely rude? :redface:

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      • pete

        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        I think your not giving them enough light and they are growing when they should be resting.
        In other words, growing out of character.:smile:
         
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          You are right Pete, they shouldn't be growing in January. But, them being seedlings with hardly any root or body, I haven't had the heart to force them to hibernate.

          We'll see if they'll correct their behaviour with increased daylight now. Fantastic plants, I'll sow some Lithops Hookeri v Susannae and Titanopsis tomorrow :)
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            They need to rest after only their first growing season.
            No water and cool temps all winter, some species need watering earlier than others, often just a light spray at first to get them going is best.
            Some of these actually survive in the wild on fog, with practically no rain.
             
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