Friday, April 10, 2009

And another one over the winter

I hope they slow down soon, because if they keep this speed up, they are going to be old and wrinkly in a few years and die. ;-)

The two biggest dorotheae grew yet another pair of leaves over the winter (others finally started, too) and now I can proudly say, that they look like dorotheae!

This is the most beautiful of them all:

Lithops dorotheae on April 10, 2009


  1. so cute~
    there's a funny quote from Hammer's book about growing lithops "from *their* seed to *your* grave". it might take another 100 years till it dies :)

  2. Hehe, that's a good one! :D
    I knew that they can become quite old, although Desmond Cole said in his book that the oldest Lithops in cultivation was 36 years old (and now maybe some years older).

    But wouldn't it be great to know that our Lithops will stay with us for such a long time?

    By the way, I have a day off tomorrow and I plan to spend the whole day hidden behind my camera ;-)