Two months ago I had a brand new lighting setup and a hankering to test it out with some seeds so I sowed three packets that had been sitting around for a year: lithops, mixed succulents, and mixed cacti.
Watching them develop into surprising, mystery seedlings has been a pleasure and it’s been equally fun trying to guess what they will become as they develop past their seed leaves and start to grow into miniature versions of their future selves.
Sort of like raising baby humans, but without the sleepless nights and poo.
The lithops continue to resemble little buttons and tiny cervixes. They’ve developed past a uniform bright green appearance and have taken on more distinct looks. I’m not familiar enough with the myriad of different varieties to make any identifications, but I’m feeling very optimistic about the hot pink seedling and the purple one that is a little bit transparent on the sides and is flecked with white dots (above).