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    Quote (lil_flytrap_boy @ April 15 2003,06:45)
    Cool! I have a Stone Plant that is a pale green and it has lots of big blobs on it - looking like round stones! It is very small however! Where can I get Lithop seeds?[/QUOTE]
    You can try Mesa Garden for both plants and seed (they have a huge selection) and don't limit youself to Lithops - give Conophytums a try, too [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Quote (Merlin @ April 15 2003,5:52)
    You can try Mesa Garden for both plants and seed (they have a huge selection) and don't limit youself to Lithops - give Conophytums a try, too [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Merlin,

    Hehe, deja vu. You really like those conophytums, huh? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] You know, I may just have to get some seed and try them. Any other suggestions for a lithop/conophytum dish garden? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.

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    Sounded familiar did it? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Still, I'll stick by it. I've had very good luck with Mesa Garden.

    As far as growing Conos and Lithops in the same pot - it's probably not a good idea. While they grow very similarly, in general, Conos are winter growers and Lithops are summer growers. From what I've read - I haven't been through a full year's cycle yet - each needs a near-waterless resting period during the time that the other is growing, so growing them in one pot would be really tough.

    As far as suggestions for other plants, I'm glad you asked. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I'm getting into some new genera of Lithops/cono relatives...

    Titanopsis calcarea


    Aloinopsis malherbeii


    Titanopsis primrosii


    (Those are all 2 1/2" pots, BTW)
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    Very very nice. What will, in your opinion, grow well with and compliment lithops?
    Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.

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    Suggestions, eh? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Using the old adage “Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he’ll sit in a boat and drink beer all day”, let me give you what little generalized info I’ve got on Lithops and its relatives.

    Lithops and Conophytum are both genera in the family known as “Mesembs”. Mesemb is a shortened version of "Mesembryanthemum". (Scholars are evenly divided as to the original meaning of Mesembryanthemum, some thinking it comes from Old High Elven Mesii Ammbrian-themu (“Even I Wouldn’t Eat That”) and others saying it’s from the Klingon M’s’mbr’ank’muk (“That Looks Like My Butt”)). But I digress.

    Generally, Mesembs grow in one of two different South African climate zones. The different conditions in these zones cause two very different growing habits and Mesembs can be divided into “summer growers” (actually spring-summer-fall) and “winter-growers” (fall-winter-spring). Lithops are summer growers, so what you need are other summer growers to grow along side of them. Unfortunately (or fortunately, really), there's over a hundred Mesemb genera and it isn’t always obvious when they grow. Also, a lot of the other genera look enough like Lithops that they won’t give you the visual variety you’re probably looking for.

    All that said, take a look at Faucaria, Frithia and Stomatium.

    But really, what I’ve done is search for “Mesemb” (or “Mesembryanthemum“) in Google “image” mode or gone to the Mesa Gardens listings (no, I’m not getting a commission – more’s the pity), picked a likely genus name and Googled it. Either way, if I saw a plant that I liked, I did some more research and tried to determine the growing season and maybe even some cultivation info… It does get interesting when you get two sources disagreeing on the growing requirements - for instance, I’ve seen Titanopsis listed as both summer and winter growers.

    As I’ve said, I haven’t as yet even finished a full yearly cycle with these plants. I’m far from expert in any of this.

    Let me know how you do. Happy hunting. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I know we talked about this on PM for a while, but you never told me that my suggestions worked in only four days!... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] CONGRATULATIONS, please keep me posted on how my favorite non-CPs do! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Hi
    i heard some one one here was wondering where they could get some lithops seed
    i have a couple difrent varietys i could maybe trade and conophytums to
    i also have about 50 other difrents kinds of cacti and succulent seed i can trade

    Let me know if you interested

    Enoc22
    P.S. i got my lithops to sprout in only 2 days [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Oliver

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    Enoc,
    How are you taking care of the little guys?

    P.S.: [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.

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