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    Ahem. I got some LITHOPES!

    I never really found them to be as cool as CPs, but I did kill a few when I was younger, just like VFTs... Now, The way I see it, is Lithopes are kinda like bonzai... An art... They do very little, so you have to decorate... Thats what I did...

    I spent nearly thirty dollars on getting a nice little lithop garden. I bought a round pot... It is six inches wide, and three inches deep. I bought some cactus mix, and three lithop pots... Each came with two or three lithops in each pot, so all together, I have eight of them. The all fit nicely... Spaced well, and they're deep enough/not touching the bottom, etc... The pot looks kina muddy/weathered, with some fake green carpet moss on the side... Quite tasteful, not tacky... I then placed a few shiny "Floral stones" amongst the lithops to sorta create a 'rock field' in the pot... With the moss, and rocks that look like they're we all the time, the lithops kinda look like tuffets that faeries come to sit on and chill... Hehehe...

    I read the PFT growing tips... Is there anything else anyone would like to add? I'll try to get a pic, but I dont have a digital... We'll see about that.

    Thanks!

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    Ahhh, my friend Parasuco, lithops... I'm certainly no expert but I have had bad luck with cactus mix. It seems it holds too much moisture and the plants eventually rot. I've lost 3 in the past month. I'm going to repot all of mine in a very coarse mix of sand and small gravel... better drainage. I have a feeling drainage for these guys is the key to success. Too dry... ok. Too wet... fatal!
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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    I'd have to say its the CP growing in us that makes us acutally, KILL cactuses... It's funny. They're the ones you can ignore, right? Ya, well, My friends mom actually killed a cactus in the past too. Too much love... and water...

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    funny my cactucs grows fine, i manage to weaken it by drying it out
    parasuco sounds coool hehe
    but i sure hope i dont ever be like that, im more into man stuff, than floral, i just like the digesting live insects part MUAHAHAHAHAH

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    Man stuff eh, sounds like you got a bit of a complex there MISTER Raw - LOL.

    I have to say I like flowers, there's some beautiful rhododendrons (sp?) and hoya around, and my garden is FULL of orchids!

    I'm with Dyflam sadly, I love cacti but I think it's the humidity, they all turn to mush for me.

    Can we see some pics of your set up Parasuco?

    Cheers, Troy.

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    Well. If I'm acting a woman it may explain why I'm so hot... Eh, Raw?

    Troy, I'm sorry... All I have is a regular camera, and It's my mom's so I have to wait till tuesday to see if its got film (thats when I'm going to her place next), then if it does have film, I'll take pics of my plants... Then we have to see how many empty shots there are left for her to take so that we can go and get it developed. Not till then will I be able to think about scanning them... hehehe. I'm laazzzy.....

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    I am a lithops executioner...

    I bought 3 huge lithops (2 inches or so) from Walmart last month... 1 left..
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    Murderer!!!!!

    BOOOO!!!!

    I have used, peat moss ( small amouts ) and lots of perlite. You can also add sand if you want.

    Keep them away from lots of water ( ie a porch or where it can get rained on )....and ONLY water it like once a month...and just a little bit.

    Too much water...and you will be like Ram

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