Show off your "Zorro

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby marcours » Tue May 24, 2016 1:36 am

I'm agree too. I bought a real "Zorro" from Japan with fine red line, closed window and now it's totally different.... :( But it's ok i like it inded ;)
"Lithops tray is like a chocolat box" Forrest Gump .

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Australian » Tue May 24, 2016 9:04 am

A large and very experienced Lithops grower from Italy confirmed the instability of the 'Zorro'. I believe sellers of seeds should warn buyers about the instability of this form to avoid disappointments.

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Xannydoo » Wed May 25, 2016 10:38 pm

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Lithops dorothea 'Zorro'
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Hi, this is my "Zorro" , my one and only seedling that survived after I sowed the seed too late and had to baby it along all winter. I'm hoping the lines will be stronger on the new leaves. Seed was from oz lithops, whose seed I have had great success with.

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Australian » Thu May 26, 2016 11:02 pm

Which country do you live in? I sowed a lot of Lithops in May. I live in Brisbane so here winters are relatively mild. I have accepted that for the first year I will have to take a lot of care of my Lithops, particularly with abundant watering. Seedling are not drought-resistant as adult plants.

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Xannydoo » Fri May 27, 2016 8:46 am

Hi Australian,
I live in Australia!
But in the mountains outside of Melbourne where our winters are very cold . Lots of frosts and sometimes snow. I will not water now until October apart from an very occasional misting of the lithops seedlings. I think that's right but others may give some advice. The Zorro seedling was planted in Autumn,because I was impatient, but I have much better success planting in early spring.

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Australian » Fri May 27, 2016 11:51 am

You need to follow your observations and intuition.

In my experience Lithops seedlings up to 1 yo need different watering requirements from those of adult plants.

My aim in planting is to make sure my seedlings are strong enough for the summer when I cannot shield them from excessive heat, when we get a heat wave. This is why I prefer to plant in the Autumn here in Brisbane.

Maybe one solution for you is to move your seedling inside the house at night or when it's bitter cold during the day. However, they do need some breeze so you can expose them to it during the day when it is not freezing cold outside. I have lost dozens of seedlings when I followed the recommendation of reduced watering 2-3 weeks after sprouting. So I have changed my growing method to one using cotton as sprouting medium. I found it on here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnGdBFvXWYY

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Xannydoo » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:43 pm

Thanks Australian, that's a very interesting link. I might try it! :)

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby marcours » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:51 am

IT seams to be a very good sowing way :) I will try it too !
"Lithops tray is like a chocolat box" Forrest Gump .

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Australian » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:33 am

So far it seems to be working, even if I have sown late in the fall. I had a problem with verruculosa seedlings. May I didn't water them enough as they were higher in the pot than other seedlings in other pots.

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby mary44 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:29 am

I have few 1yr seedlings grown from mesa garden seed sown last February. I was surprised to see they appear to have nice zorro markings. Rather exciting. I must learn how to share a photo here.


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