Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lithops Adventures (Green is In)

Lithops lesliei var. lesliei 'Albinica'

I've been seeing a lot of Green lithops on blogs lately, and I just wanted to let everyone know, I've got "Greenies" too.  Well, I have two green lithops, but they are both two-headed!  These are my two Lithops 'Albinica' plants.  Not a real success story as I bought 20 seeds in 2005 and this is all I have to show for it; two "nice" two-headed plants.  I'm surprised they are so different, but when you buy loose lithops seed, there is no guarantee they are coming from the same seed capsule.  I actually like the variation of one with small windows and one with large windows.  Generally, I'm not drawn to the mutations, but I had to have at least one, and now I have two. 

Since reading about 'Ventergreen' in Germany and the other 'Albinica' in Florida, I just had to find mine, shine them up, and post their picture in my blog.  Aren't they pretty? 

1 comment:

  1. So pretty! I love the variation and have experienced the same with my 'Albinicas'. Sometimes it's hard to believe they are the same variety at all. Yours are quite striking. I especially like the one with the small windows. It reminds me of avocado.