Last year we got a small cutting of a Bombax tree from a friend in College Station (Tx, USA). We kept in in a pot to root and this South African Spring we planted it and now it’s shooting.
Yes; our garden is slowly becoming the Wild West of Stanford …. 😉
Lithops are an amazing genus within the plant family of the Aizoaceae. These little suckers are also named living stones and you’ll find many of them in Southern Africa. If you search for them along the banks of the Orange River near Aurabies Falls in the Northern Cape it might be that you are walking on them so much stone-alike they occur in nature. The one in the pot is a gift from one of our plant friends and we look after it as we’ve grown it from seeds ourselves. There are more local names for this ‘little rocker’. What about ‘Bok Voetjies’ (Deer Feet) or ‘Baba Boudjies’ (Baby Buttocks)?