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parrotsheaven
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PostSubject: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 8:55 pm

I grow many lithops and conophytums...........here are a few flowers from this autumn

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As you can see I like taking photos too Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 10:03 pm

awsome, any chance you have any spare lithops for trade or seed? I'm very keen on lithops but have a hard time finding them in aust.
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 10:27 pm

I know how you feel ...................... I have to get them through ebay or by mail. Don't know of anyone at the moment doing them by mail either.

I did email Collectors Corner once and they were prepared to send un-named ones, so you could try them for plants. Try contacting the Queensland C&SS they may be able to put you onto someone.

I have just traded all my seeds recently...........sorry Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 10:32 pm

That is an impressive collection you have there Betty!! I know a few people (including myself) who would love to get their hands on them.

parrotsheaven wrote:
As you can see I like taking photos too

You can never have too many photos of such stunning scenery Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 10:34 pm

Hi Betty,
awesome collection - I have mostly Lithops seeds, but waiting for spring to sow them.

Do you grow them under cover - and what % of shade?

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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 10:41 pm

i have seed of 15 different varieties but i dont have much luck with seed, still gonna give them a shot tho. I'll contact collectors corner, i'm just after a few to see if i have luck, doesnt matter it named or not at this stage
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 10:42 pm

Its a shame they will be going dormant soon Rolling Eyes so no more water except for the ones still flowering.

I was lucky to go to Adelaide for the Succulenticon and manage to build up the lithops stocks a little. Not sure how many I have now but I think it would be 50 or more Embarassed

I really have too many cacti/succulents but .................... there are always more to find that I don't have Twisted Evil

Some addiction eh!!! drunken


Calycium I grow them and the conophytums under cover of the Verandah which has an iron roof and in summer they get full morning sun for a 4/5 hours. I did learn the hard way when I first started growing them though...............Oops I cooked them with too much afternoon sun Embarassed

With our heat here they do really well and seem to love it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 10:46 pm

hornet wrote:
i have seed of 15 different varieties but i dont have much luck with seed, still gonna give them a shot tho. I'll contact collectors corner, i'm just after a few to see if i have luck, doesnt matter it named or not at this stage

Good luck with the seeds, I don't know what I did wrong but I managed to kill them everytime No I will try again though Wink

I asked a lot of questions when at the Succulenticon and I think the problem may have been that they were getting sun on them so next time it will be shadecloth Smile

Found them easy to germinate though.
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 10:55 pm

I picked up a few Lithops the weekend before Succulenticon, they had a sale on just before with lots of astrosand the Lithops were only $4-5 each. Got a nice optica rubra too.

I grow mine under the verandah, but just moved themm to 70% shadecloth - they are doing well too.
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Wed May 14, 2008 10:56 pm

so what method did you use to germinate?
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Thu May 15, 2008 12:10 am

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so what method did you use to germinate?


The baggie method its how I do a lot of my seeds
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Sun May 18, 2008 8:19 pm

I'd love to get some of these cool plants someday. Are they easily pollinated or do you have to do it manually. How many seeds in each pod?
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PostSubject: Re: Lithops and Conophytum flowers   Sun May 18, 2008 8:25 pm

I get out the paint brush, do need a different plant though. I will cross them if I don't have another the same flowering.

Seeds per pod phewww hard to say as the seeds are sooo tiny. Probably get up to 200 depends on who the pollinator is Wink I don't tend to get quite that many lol
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