Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pictures: Lithops spp.

I function more or less just fine on days which are sunny, or partly cloudy, and I work just fine at night after the sun goes down, too, usually. But gray, cloudy days just completely kill any productive impulses I have.

And Friday and Saturday were both gray and rainy around here. I was trying to work on plant profiles, but got almost nowhere, and then around 5 PM I remembered that I didn't have a Sunday post ready yet. So here we are, and I apologize for it being sort of lame. Perhaps tomorrow's post will be better.

Though if you're into Lithops you may not think this is lame at all. In which case I apologize for the apology.

My favorite one is third from the top.








12 comments:

Hermes said...

Fascinating plants botanically - but I find them rather boring to grow. Just me of course.

sheila said...

Very cool photos, not boring at all!

CelticRose said...

Cool lithops! You should do a profile on them sometime.

mr_subjunctive said...

Hermes:

I've never tried growing them personally (the pictures are from work), but based on my experience with Fenestraria, I suspect I'd find them less boring than frustrating. I was never a huge fan of them at work, either, but they're one of those plants that actually sells reasonably well, provided you can avoid watering them long enough for them to sell.

CelticRose:

Um, I did.

Peter said...

Lithops are finickier than Fenestrarias.

Karen715 said...

Not boring at all. I love Lithops, but always kill them. You'd think that a chronic underwaterer like myself would do pretty well with them, but that's not the case.

I seem to not water them at all the wrong times.

our friend Ben said...

I love Lithops too, Mr. S., but have never dared to grow them for the reasons you and everyone else have said. In nature, aren't they dormant much of the year anyway?

lynn'sgarden said...

Like Hermes, I find these really boring in a pot of dirt by itself but in a container with other (tall, cascading) succulents, topped with pebbles, it's another story! I like the 5th photo.

CelticRose said...

Whoops! Here I thought I'd read all of your blog. How'd I miss that post?

emergency plumbing in liverpool said...

This is my first time knowing that there are plants like these. Thanks for sharing these photos. I liked the first photo that showed an orange Lithops.

Sixwing said...

I like that one fourth from the top - the pale-blue, coral-like one.
Now, if I could actually keep succulents other than the obligatory kitchen aloe alive.

Paul said...

Lithops are cool! Mine is actually flowering right now. :)