Cowboy Bums.... (Lithops)

dannysondannyson Posts: 51

Lithops - 'living stones' - anyone have experience of them as an outdoor plant?  I was tempted (compulsive buy at Helligan Gardens today - we live 40 minutes away).  I wasn't sure if they were hardy - but from what I've read they are clearly not...

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  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    I would think that they might just be able to go down to freezing point for a couple of hours (think Sonoran desert conditions) but would be much happier in the sunshine.

    Did you buy one that produces mescalin?image

  • dannysondannyson Posts: 51

    A daisy like flower apparently ..... as for mescalin how would you know?

  • Tina_i_amTina_i_am Posts: 177

    He he he...just had to google mescalin, to find out what it was.

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    Aldous Huxley and The Doors of Perception led to The Doors band and Hotel California, James Tayor et al. 

  • Tina_i_amTina_i_am Posts: 177

    You learn so much more here than just gardening image

    No licking the lithops to find out dannyson.

  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 48

    Mine are in my Conservatory, the slugs would have a feast if they were outside!

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  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    Oooh, beautiful.image Yes, you are right, Buzzy2, the slugs would have a feast. They'd be whirling round and round like dervishes in the morning and spelling out lines from a Jack Kerouac novel with their slime.

  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 48

    Lol just spat coffee all over the screen!

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