One out of five lithops is not looking so great...

KrikketMannAugust 22, 2012

I am pretty sure this one is done. My question is, why it and not the other 4? Is there something I should do to keep it from happening to the others? I just planted this pot a few weeks ago, all from tiny, single pots purchased at Walgreen's, of all places! I haven't given it a single drop of water and they were all bone dry when I purchased them. I'm kinda sad because it was my only green one....

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The most likely thing is that the fine roots were damaged during transplant and rot spread to the taproot.

The best way to transplant Lithops is to remove all soil with flat spray hose attachment, carefully remove all fine, hair-like roots, allow plant to dry for 2-3 days in shade before potting.

The thing you realize after a while is that some of these plants just die sometimes. They don't all perform the same and the care can vary between species.

Also, you need to water them. At least give them a careful misting. They receive small amounts of water daily in nature.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 10:35PM
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    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 11:31AM
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