Australian wrote:I plan to pot my Lithops into a 22 cm deep pot. However, I will fill the 8 cm with very coarse scoria to avoid moisture to accumulate there. A friend of mine, who is an experienced Lithops grower, has measured Lithops roots as long as 14 cm. The stronger the rook system is, the stronger the plant should be. Although the soil mixture should be allowed to dry up in winter up to the leaf change and in the summer, I do believe that a minimum amount of moisture should remain. I also plan to store the pots into styrofoam boxes to protect them from the sun. I tend to believe that a lot of unexpected deaths of Lithops in 5 x 5 cm pots are probably due to overheating of the pots even just in the morning sun.
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