Winter is not what it used to be!

Advice on how to grow Lithops in your area.
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MALACHIT
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Winter is not what it used to be!

Postby MALACHIT » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:08 am

Hello,

as I have little place inside, I did leave the plants where they are. On sheltered shelves outside!

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Temperatures didn`t fall much below -3°C in Berlin in the night this winter.
And daytime temperatures were always above 0°C.

The plants are fine!

Viele Grüße aus Berlin

Jürgen

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Re: Winter is not what it used to be!

Postby pvdw » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:09 pm

:D :D Looking at your "not so cold" temps I get frostbite just thinking of it :shock:

Are all those pots Lithops or are there other plants as well?

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Re: Winter is not what it used to be!

Postby MALACHIT » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:41 am

Hello,

there are also some few other plants, but almost 99% are lithops: some Dinteranthus vanzylii and 7 other mesembs, 6 cacti and 5 stapelias.

It`s a kind of an experiment, lithops are frost resistant in some extend, but day time temperatures are usually higher in south of Africa. And the new leaves are growing in the "winter resting period".
I will see, what happens. I think, they will be rather slow in the spring.

Best wishes
Jürgen

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Re: Winter is not what it used to be!

Postby brom » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:26 am

MALACHIT wrote:as I have little place inside, I did leave the plants where they are. On sheltered shelves outside!

You have done that very well, Jürgen! But hibernation outside will not work here in the Erzgebirge, we often have –13 °C even in this mild winter.
Viele Grüße aus Marienthal
Boris

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Re: Winter is not what it used to be!

Postby Australian » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:13 am

WOW... it gets very cold in your place, Broms!

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Re: Winter is not what it used to be!

Postby brom » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:42 pm

Yes, and it's cold here right now. For tomorrow there is even weather forecast with -16 °C at night. The whole next week will stay cold.
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