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    Lithops flower

    I've had this particular Lithops for 4 or 5 years now but I think this is the first time it's flowered. I have no idea what species it is but it's a lot more resilient than many species I used to have (and consequently why it's still around).

    Lithops sp.

    Lithops sp.

    Lithops sp.

    Lithops sp.
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    Very neat. Lithops are definitely unique. If I remember correctly they take 3-5 years to reach the flowering stage.

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    Those plants continue to amaze me. That one is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjnorris918 View Post
    Very neat. Lithops are definitely unique.
    I'm afraid they're not. Try checking Pleiospilos, Conophytum, Lapidaria, Argyroderma and Frithia just for starters
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    I had no idea these had such large and bright flowers! Did the petals turn from orange to yellow as the flower opened? Very interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    I'm afraid they're not. Try checking Pleiospilos, Conophytum, Lapidaria, Argyroderma and Frithia just for starters
    Oh my god, the Lapidaria. I want them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alita View Post
    I had no idea these had such large and bright flowers! Did the petals turn from orange to yellow as the flower opened? Very interesting.
    The petal tips are actually a nice orange, so when the flower is closed it does look darker.

    Here's another macro of the stamens:
    Lithops sp.
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    Check out Trichodiadema bulbosum grown as a Bonsai with raised roots. Water this guy year round. I have killed my fair share of Lithops. I finally have two that are three years old.
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    Congratulations on your success. Lithops were some of the first plants I was interested in. Your plant looks like Lithops aucampiae. If you got it from a big box store, it is very likely to be this species. I have a hard time getting this one to absorb its leaves.

    Edit: Any scent?
    Last edited by cwatson1414; 09-03-2016 at 06:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwatson1414 View Post
    Congratulations on your success. Lithops were some of the first plants I was interested in. Your plant looks like Lithops aucampiae. If you got it from a big box store, it is very likely to be this species. I have a hard time getting this one to absorb its leaves.

    Edit: Any scent?
    I don't know if the flower had any scent, my sense of smell is pretty bad so I didn't try. Thanks for the tip, it does look a lot like L. aucampiae. It's a real trooper for me; I let all of my Lithops get too dry for too many consecutive summers a few years back and lost practically all of them. The one I miss the most is probably L. dorotheae.
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    Very nice !!

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