A Lithops lesliei ssp. lesliei v. venteri cv. 'Ventergreen' came up for auction the other week and it looked good. I remembered I already had one so no bid was placed . However, on having a look around the Lithops there wasn't a Ventergreen to be seen. Other green plants yes but not the one I was looking for. A few days later I finally found the label I was looking for and this is what sat before me.
I put it to the side and filled its space with another pot.
Wind on two days and I decided to see if anything was underneath the dead plant. I gently prised open the two leaves as at this point they had not split at all the seam was tighter than that shown above, I reclosed it for the photo. Once opened this is the much better sight that presented itself.
I thought this was late in the season for the old leaves not to have at least started to open. I'm now wondering if it was because it was potted up in winter.
However. it doesn't alter the fact that these plants have to be carefully looked at before even thinking of disposing of their corpse.
The plant will be left to quietly consume the old leaves before it gets any further treatment.
fredg: I don't think Roger knows how the Y's are worn during the ceremony
Sept 15, 2021 11:00:25 GMT
dvg: Nuances are lost on the uninitiated...
Sept 15, 2021 14:24:02 GMT
dvg: ...where the Ys are worn notwithstanding, there is a lot to consider - inside out, upside down, turned backwards, at halfmast, waistband rolled in or out, the tilt, and all of the combinations and permutations of these subtleties and others not mentioned
Sept 15, 2021 15:33:54 GMT
dvg: It's a lot to take in
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dvg: It's truly saddening to me that we've made headlines due to an inept and unaccountable provincial government, paralyzed by politics...
Sept 15, 2021 16:42:32 GMT