Sunday, August 26, 2012

A special Antimima ventricosa

This isn't just an ordinary Antimima ventricosa. I grew this beauty from seed!!
A couple of years ago I ventured into sowing succulent/mesemb seeds.
As a complete novice, I haphazardly chose this species.  It was with 
continual astonishment that I watched it grow to maturity.
I've grown many other succulents from seed since, 
but cannot help but be very proud of this one! 

This is a recent photo of the plant at 1.5 years old. 
Following is a photo timeline.

10 day old seedlings (3/2011)

One month (4/2011)

Two months (5/2011)

Six months (8/2011)
Not much growth over summer!

Eight months (11/2011)
Obviously a winter grower

One year old


  1. Stunning. Mine is definitely lagging behind. The sense of satisfaction comes through and you should be proud, now wait until it flowers! LOL! LT

    1. Thanks LT! I learned from the best!! Can't wait for flowers!

  2. Great looking plant. Quite fast growing, compared to Lithops anyway. :)

    1. Thank you! I planted a few lithops at the same time as this Antimima and they are still pretty small, although very healthy!

  3. Beautiful plants! I have some Monilaria seed I'm too scared to plant, but maybe I'll give it a go, now that fall's coming....

    1. Thanks Marla! I say go for it!! What a great plant to begin with.