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    Yeah, they seem happy. I need to shade that first box a bit more though. They won't like that spot as much come spring time. Too much sun. Might repost that pic cause it looks cruddy.

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    Ooh nice, I like the compact spiky one in the middle of the last pic. nice job.
    Gettin there...

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    Wanted to provide some better pics of that first rock planter.

    Haworthia Marginata


    H. Mirabilis Mundula


    H. Retusa


    Young Graptopelotum and Golden Stonecrop Sedums


    Faucaria Tigrina cluster


    Crassula Falcata cluster


    Also an Aloe in there I forgot to do a close up on.

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    I come with new pics! Always exciting!

    This first one was a gift I got last week from a patient at work as a thank you. I work as a cook for a rehabilitation hospital locally. It's a Haworthia Mirabilis v. Badia:


    And here's some more pics I've been holding out on. A purple prickly I am naming "Betty", in honor of another prickly pear I saw online that was bigger but this one reminded me of it.


    Here is a flowering Mammalaria Elongata "Copper King" and Fairy Castle cactus.


    A couple of Opuntia Microsdasys; an Albata and Monstrose varieties




    And... Ze piece dé la resistánce... My favorite succulent. I've been waiting for it to flower, and it has. Euphorbia Pseudocactus x (unknown pseudocactus hybrid x Grandicornis) "Zig zag".




    Have a few more to photograph some other time. I have other assorted lithops that are all shedding as well as a few other "living rocks" that need to be potted up with the new Haworthia and a few smaller succulent I have around. Will post pics when I do that. Maybe this weekend.
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    You plant them all in pebbles?

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    It's a mix of about 90% assorted pebbles/10% peat moss. For the planter boxes I use larger stones at the very bottom about an inch deep for extra drainage, then put a half inch or so layer of peat over that. Then more pea pebbles up to the level where I want the plant(s) to sit. I clean as much of the soil from the roots as I can before planting, but I leave a bit there cause the roots do need some soil nutrition but still needs to drain well. I then use the white pearl stones as a decorative topper.

    I use that same principal for other pots, but the amounts may vary according to pot size.

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    My new box.




    Mostly shedding lithops.

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    Rock plants have always been my favorite. I'm just waiting for it to warm up a bit before I buy a small collection. I'm liking your setup. Thanks for the ideas on setting them up.

    Edit:
    Didn't know they got dormant in the summer. Guess I need to buy them sooner.

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