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    I placed an order for some Lithops and have been researching them on the net. I have found many different suggestions on potting mixtures and was wondering how effective they are.

    These are some of the suggestions I have found -

    60% Peat 40% Perlite
    40% Peat 60% Perlite
    50% Peat 50% Perlite
    60% Peat 40% Sharp Sand [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

    There were some more, but I can't remember them all.

    Do you Lithops experts have any advise for this Lithops Rookie?

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    I'm a bit of a rookie myself, I've been growing 4 lithops from seed for about half a year. I used a 50-50 mix of well washed playground sand and peat for the bottom layer of my bonsai pot, and the top 1/2 - 1/4" pure sand (looks great). The roots go alllllll the way down to the peat/sand mix, and they are healthy and growing normally so far.
    A flytrap ate my homework!
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    Thanks, I received my Lithops today and they are so cute. Smaller than expected but cute just the same. My sister compared some to brains and some to baby's bottoms. I used a 60% / 40% mixture of canadian peat moss and perlite, didn't find any sand. I planted them in some african violet pots (the ones that have a pourous bottom with a compartment for water). I hope they work the way they're supposed to.

    I'm so happy, now I just have to wait for the CPs to arrive from Exotic Gardens. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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