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Lithops sp.     11/5/18
I keep on threatening to grow more mesembs, and I never seem to get around to it. But I will, someday! They really are a treasure. For many species flowering starts in the fall and continues through the winter. The group chooses the harsh conditions of fall/winter for flowering rather than spring/summer because the latter seasons in South Africa are really much more intolerable than former. Most mesembs spend summer in South Africa hunkered down in the sand to minimize sun exposure and are dormant, trying to conserve moisture in the intense heat. Happily, they don't need the intense heat, so they can be grown anywhere, but their flowering can't be changed from fall/winter.   (10/24)   

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