Q. I put my living stones in full sun on my new porch, and after a day they all when ghost white. Are they dead?

They were raised from seed indoors in a western facing window (6 months old at this point), but I added a grow light to them that was on for about 10 hours a day. When I moved to an apartment with an outdoor balcony I put them in full sun with south eastern exposure.

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You moved living stones (Lithops) into direct sun and are experiencing some bleaching, turning them gray white. They may be ok. I would move them into partial sun and gradually move them into total sun over a few weeks. Plants growing under lamps need to be acclimatized to the outside gradually over a few weeks.

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  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Aska Gardener

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