It's been almost two weeks since sowing seed representing ten succulent genus, see Seed Determination. Of these, five have sprouted: Faucaria, Odontophorus, Lithops, Aloinopsis, and Echinocereus. Culture has been the same for all ten genus (baggie method), and consistent with past sowings, the same genus' have the strongest showing. Also, I sowed a couple of dozen Lithops in one larger pot, yet there are only five sprouts, all located at the perimeter of the pot despite the highest concentration of seeds being sowed toward the middle. Not sure why that occurred, but it may have to do with water condensing and/or heat emitting, from the pot walls.
I removed the baggies from all pots after a week and have been misting twice a day. Temps are unusually cool, nights in the 60's (F), days in the 70's. Still hoping for signs of life from the other pots!
Here are photos of the strongest seedlings. Others are too small to photograph. More updates to follow.....
|Aloinopsis orpenii |
AKA Prepodesma orpenii