Saturday, 14 December 2013
ANOTHER LITHOPS OPTICA RUBRA
I have grown Lithops optica rubra for a long time and although buds have developed they have never opened. This year I took one into my office where it is warmer than my greenhouse. On a sunny day the flowers opened [see 9/12/2013]. John Pilbeam came into the office and suggested the possibility of getting some seed. A check of the greenhouse revealed another Lithops optica rubra in bud but not opening so this was taken into the office and two more days of sun produced some more flowers. Here are some photos taken before pollination.