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Posted 3w ago by @Lithopslover

Lithops and soil and season
So freaking leaf and clay just came made available four different species of lithops and I want them bbuuttt
1)The only soil I have is miracle grow soil for succulent but I’m scared it will hold to much water for lithops, what does everyone think should I buy bonsai jack soil for them or do you think they do just as god in. Either soil and it’s just a matter of me controlling my urge to water (I haven’t over watered a lithop yet and I’ve underwatered echecerias to death)
2)there certain seasons to wait to give them best chance of growing roots and surviving with me and I think it’s fall or is spring better? (It’s not quite fall yet but they only have like four of each left and no one beats me to irrresponsible purchases!)

@Jana85 @PlantEsteem @MoorePlantsPls
Ok.....so this is bad....because you know I want some more lithops.....annnnnddd.....now imma be on leaf and clay.

2nd.....you could mix the miracle grow with some gravel and stones to make less absorbent.....

But.....I know you love them too much to take that risk....get em the good stuff!! πŸ₯°πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰
@PlantEsteem im gonna be so jealous if their sold out when I click buy!!!!
Haha!!! Watch out for me....you are lucky I am at work....or they would definitely be all gone!!🀣🀣🀣
@PlantEsteem now I have to decide in the next hour if I can even wait to buy the soil (there’s nothing but miracle gro locally) or if I have to buy them and use miracle grow just to have some!
@Jana85 im hoping you can tell me miracle gro works great as long as I do t over water and fall is the best season to buy them? 🀞🀞🀞
@PlantEsteem what are you using for soil?
I got some succulent soil from one of the place I bought my lithops....then I've been adding small rocks or gravel to make more coarse.
Did you get your order??? I got mine....🀣🀣🀣
@PlantEsteem was just gonna say you didn’t get to them in time lol cause I got one of each new (to me) species ;). Can’t wait to show them off to each other!!! (Juliis are so cute) pray leaf and clay is slower at delivery than bonsai jack (bonsai jack is two days every time their so fast)
Leaf and clay is a bit slower.....but I live in the sticks so I wait forever for everything 🀣🀣 @Lithopslover
I know that feeling @Lithopslover 🀣🀣
Sorry I’m lateβ€”been working consecutive 12 hour shifts. I would NOT plant them in succulent soil. It needs to be 90% gritty, so Bonsai Jack would work, or very finely crushed pumice. I think fall is a good time for repotting them because as nights get below 67 degrees more often, they’ll be growing and flowering and getting ready to split. Splitting is actually an active growth phase, because the growing new leaves force the split. So I think now is a great time to add some new Lithops!

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