My lithops getting some sun. The one in the far back is still trying to finish splitting but it’s getting there. 😺
so last weekend was the local herb and plant festival, and I knew I’d be able to get some rarer succulents the local garden center doesn’t carry (or way overprices them to where I can’t afford them). I also got the pepper plants I needed for my garden this year too at the show, which I’ve done the past couple years now.
So I got myself two succulents I wanted for a long time. A Kalanchoe tomentosa, better known as “silver panda” (on the left), and a Lithops karasmontana (on the right). The silver panda is nice to look at and touch lightly because it’s fuzzy, and lithops just look really weird and cool.
Also, an update on the succulents I’ve been growing by leaf cutting. All of these came from the leaves I collected off the ground at Home Depot last summer, and man have they grown! The three in the little round pots were actually conjoined, I just split them yesterday. It’s so cool growing my own succulents like this…even if it’s been a slow process. I have a little silver panda in there too but it’s barely a centimeter high and still attached to the parent leaf. The Echeveria “Perle von Nürnberg” has been really successful since it makes up half the succulents in that pic there.
Since I didn’t get an internship this summer, I’ll be tending to my outdoor garden, which I’ll take some pictures of it once the last seeded things come up.
So many lithops~ 😻 From Geffray’s Cactus Gardens in Chico CA.
My lithops. 😻
My other two lithops pots. I’m not sure what happened to the ones in the top photo they grew sideways (I think the old leaves dried out and didn’t want to budge causing it). Hopefully they’ll straighten out. It’s so cool watching them split and change.
Omg they’re all splitting, yay!!!✨ 🌵✨
@kaloshunter was right!! It wasn’t dust in the middle, it’s splitting! 😻✨🌵
Almost a year later and the big one is splitting. I’m amazed I haven’t killed my lithops, they’re definitely one of my favorites!
Here’s my third lithops, it didn’t look like it has leaves yet, but we’ll see. (There is a particle in the split but it’s just a piece of dirt or perlite).