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Living Stones/Linthops / Succulents

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by ricky101, Oct 23, 2017.

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    Hi,

    We've just watched an interesting presentation on Gardeners World about Linthops and similar succulents and have been looking around for plants and seeds.

    Seems there are a couple of uk ebay sellers and one in Holland selling seeds and small plants and quiet a few far east seeds sellers, but not sure if the latter are importable ??

    Any suggestions of good suppliers please ?

    Also wondered if anyone here had any excess small Living Stone plants for sale ?

    thanks
     
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      Meant to say if we re-watched the GW program then the chap on there would be the best to purchase from ...he was the Lord of Lithops :snorky:
       
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          @NigelJ Oh that's a pity ....thanks for the update thou :)
           
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          Hi ,

          Yes they did look very interesting plants and the guys presentation gave some really practical growing tips.

          Looked at those links, thanks, but few pics or prices on any actual plants, though think they might be quite pricey ..?

          Decided to try the slow approach and ordered some seeds from this place in Holland; they do seem to have a some nice plants as well if you want something now.
          Also ordered their mixed pack of succulent seeds. (who says we are tight in Yorkshire :loll:)

          Lithops Mix - Living Rocks - 20 Seeds - Sunnyplants | eBay
           
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            @ricky101 Well good luck ...please keep us posted :thumbsup: ...the one GC member who has some fab succulent plants is @Zigs don't know if he has Lithops but im sure if he did ...they'd be cracking plants to start off with...i could highly recommend him :)
             
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              No lithops yet, but I did like mateys collection :)
               
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                I like that you said YET!!! :thumbsup: one to add to you're growing collection :yes:
                 
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                  I love the look of them
                   
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                    For anyone else interested in these fascinating plants here's, Lord Lithops himself ;)
                    Terry Smale in Epsom website- Terry Smale
                     
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                      Will do, going to use just half of the seeds and try Pauls perlite/water germination method first , as mentioned in that other post, along with a grow light bulb I have ordered.
                       
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                        @ricky101 :ThankYou:It's soooo exciting sowing seeds isn't it :hapydancsmil: Yes i read Pauls post.. most informative :blue thumb:
                        Aren't we fortunate to have such good folk on GC willing to guide us in such a friendly helpful manner :)
                        Happy days ahead with your new babies arrival :biggrin:
                         
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                        I've got some I grew from seed yonks ago, BTW, I'd wait till spring before sowing seed, even if you have lights, kind of think it would really mess up their growing cycle, but just my guess.
                        I dont have anything as great as the bloke on GW had, his stuff was pretty special.

                        I could send you some, but mine are in pans and pots of colonies, so again, not the best time of the year to be splitting and trying to root.
                        They root easily in mid summer.
                        Got some Conophytums as well.
                         
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                          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                          Got lots of photos just cant find them.
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