A Delightful Little Lithop

IMG_1000

I bought this pair of little lithops with hopes of keeping them alive, which isn’t always the easiest thing to do, and not only have they lived, but bloomed beautiful yellow flowers!

IMG_0998

The little horned lizard, or as they are colloquially known in Texas, horny toads, was a souvenir from a trip to Galveston, and I thought he added a nice touch to the dish garden. The pony tail palm, beaucarnea recurvata,  makes a nice contrast to the lithop leslii, v. luteoninidis, and are good companions as both specimens can go several days between waterings, especially the lithops, which can go a long time without water in their dormant season.

IMG_1012

The flowers opened Sunday evening; by nightfall they were beginning to close. Low and behold, for the next four days they have reopened, pretty as every. I am curious how many more days they will do this. Time will tell. I just hope I can keep them alive to do it again. It has been a pleasant surprise to find them open, bright and cheery one more time.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s