Succulent Bunny Ears Seeds (Lithops Pseudotruncatella)
20 seeds/pack All seeds will come in a resealable plastic zip lock bag. If stored properly, your seeds can last for years! All seed packs contain fresh, 100% true named seeds - there are no fillers or other weeds or seeds mixed in. Successful germination and growth largely depends on growing conditions provided and care given, do not give a bad feedback if your seeds did not sprout or grow well. Free items are strictly complimentary and random. Lithops, also known as living stones, can add an interesting accent to your home or garden. The succulent plants, which resemble stones and grow a daisy-like flower, come in various shapes, textures and colors. Originally from southern Africa, lithops can withstand temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. They're hardy to USDA zones 9 and higher. Even though lithops can be grown by division of the adult plant, growing them from seed is economical and can be a rewarding experience. Mix equal parts of potting mix and perlite. Moisten the mix with water, and fill a pot with drainage holes, up to about 1/2 inch from the top. Sprinkle the seeds over the soil. Lithops need a cactus mix or potting soil with some sand incorporated. Cover them with a 1/8-inch layer of fine sand or crushed rock. Do not cover with too much soil or the seeds may not germinate. Once the seeds germinate, within three weeks, the seedlings will develop into tiny copies of their parents, although their true colours won’t show for a few months to a year. After the seeds germinate, don’t water from below as this can rot the tiny roots. Fill a spray bottle with water and mist the soil with it. Try to keep the soil moist throughout the germination period. Cover the pot with plastic wrap or a glass pane to help the soil retain moisture. Lithops grow well in shallow containers in a controlled climate environment such as a greenhouse. Good air circulation is essential, so ventilation or a fan should be used, especially if the greenhouse or room tends to get overheated. Place the pot in a warm, sunlit area. They won’t need direct sun all day and should in fact be protected from the direct sun from noon onwards. Aim for a temperature of approximately 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a heating mat underneath the pot, if needed. Expect the seeds to germinate within about two to 12 weeks. Remove the plastic wrap or glass pane once the seeds germinate. Transplant the seedlings to individual pots when the plants start to crowd each other and are big enough to handle, which is usually in a year. Place the pots in a sunny location. Avoid overwatering the seedlings as they grow. Water them once the top 1/4-inch layer of soil is dry. After about three months, allow the soil to dry completely between watering . The best time to water is in the morning so the soil surface can evaporate during the day and dry out the upper levels of soil. If you wish to encourage flowering, add a diluted cactus fertilizer in spring when you commence watering again. Don't expect all the seed to germinate at the same time. Some seeds may take as long as a year to germinate.
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