Show off your "Zorro

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Show off your "Zorro

Postby chvb » Sun May 08, 2016 6:56 pm

I have always been interested in L. dorotheae "Zorro". Simply buying them seems impossible and is not my style. Plants are never offered and on EBAY almost all dorothea are "Zorro". The only one with seeds is Mesa Garden and I bought them twice for a huge price but they all were nice dorothea's but not "Zorro"at all. One of the few disappointments I had with Mesa.
The best I have came as seed from Axel Baumann and he even did not call it "Zorro" but dorothea-selection. The are not what I want to see (I want sharper lines) but the are the best I have and it will be intresting to see the next generation.

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I am very interested to see what others have achieved.

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Chris

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby marcours » Sun May 08, 2016 7:47 pm

As you i boutgh seeds form this "proto-cultivar" and as you i was dysapointed by the result :( Normal plants...
i have seeds from a chinese friends and i hope to have good result. For the moment impossible to say if it's zorro... Wait and see...
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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby marcours » Tue May 10, 2016 6:32 am

this is mine, sowed in december.

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Too young to said good one but i like the thin line :)
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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Australian » Sat May 14, 2016 7:41 pm

Oz-Lithops has "Zorro" seeds for sale. I have bought a packet, but haven't sown them yet.

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby lithopsland » Sat May 21, 2016 4:34 pm

A few of my Zorros have died. The ones that are alive have changed skins and now look a lot like normal dorotheae. :lol: Every regeneration is a surprise. Best wishes. ;)

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Australian » Sat May 21, 2016 6:12 pm

Where did you buy your seeds from initially?

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby lithopsland » Sat May 21, 2016 6:29 pm

Hi Australian, I bought the plants (not seeds) from Ebay several years ago from 'The Living Rock'. It was a very lucky purchase. Sad to say that the plant in my profile pic is now in Lithops heaven. My other living Zorro plants look a lot like normal dorotheae now. Hopefully they'll show some cool markings next leaf change. Ozlithops.com have Zorro among other seeds for sale, and are very good and helpful. Good luck and have fun!

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Re: Show off your "Zorro"

Postby Australian » Sat May 21, 2016 8:57 pm

It's always tricky to reproduce cultivars. Oz-Lithops does a lot of culling of young plants which do not show the features as the mother plant does. At times you get lucky on eBay or on other sources of plants on net. Other times it does not work out.

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby MALACHIT » Mon May 23, 2016 6:52 am

Hallo,

a good 'Zorro' seems o be a real challenge!!

I´ve sown several " 'Zorro' " seeds from Mesa Garden, Ozlithops and Francois Hoes, but still I can´t say, there is a real 'Zorro' whithin.
Surprisingly L. dorotheae changes their pattern even when they are grown up! One year they have sharp, long red lines and almost no windows, the other year not!
I think, the only way to get some is to sow plenty (>>100) of seeds and select.
In my opinion, 'Zorro' is more an idea than a stable cultivar.

Herzliche Grüße aus Berlin

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Re: Show off your "Zorro

Postby Australian » Mon May 23, 2016 10:05 am

Thank you for your opinion, Jürgen. I just hope to be lucky with my seeds from Ozlithops. However, I will not chase this cultivar again because it seems to be very unstable.


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