How to grow Lithops Succulents from seeds


Growing Lithops Succulents from seeds can be a very rewarding experience.

These living stone succulents will give you a beautiful, daisy like flower and will put a smile on your face always. 

You will need a fast draining soil. You can use special cactus soil, or make your own by mixing equal parts potting mix and perlite. I have also had success growing them in plain sand. (You can find sand at most hardware stores). 

Moisten the soil and make sure your planter has enough drainage holes. 

The seeds are very tiny, like most succulent seeds. Sprinkle them over the soil and cover them with a small layer (1/8 of an inch) of fine sand. Do not cover with too much soil or the seeds will not germinate.

Use a spray bottle to moisten the top. Keep the soil moist throughout the germination period. For that you can use a humidity dome, or simply cover the pot with a plastic wrap or shower cap. 

Place the pot in a warm, sunlit area.Keep temperature between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Expect the seeds to germinate in about two to 12 weeks. 

Remove plastic or humidity dome once the seeds start to germinate.

Transplant the plants to individual pots once they have grown big enough to handle, and place them in a sunny location.

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