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Germination of

Lithops optica 'rubra'

Ruby Lithops: Ruby stone plant, Living stone

Lithops optica 'rubra'

Lithops optica 'rubra' seeds should be sown on a layer of coarse sand and kept dry until germination occurs. The seeds require warmth to germinate, so a consistent temperature of 20-25�C (68-77�F) is recommended. Germination can take up to several weeks. Once the seedlings have emerged, they can be transplanted into individual pots with a mix of sand, perlite, and potting soil.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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