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    Here is a bit of an update on the cristate P. spec. Minas des Asbestos.

    These pics were taken back on Oct. 15, 2013.

    The photos were taken to show the crested growth of this plant from one end to the other.















    Shortly after the photos were taken, I attempted to clean up the dead roots and leaves from the underside and fringes of this mexi-ping, which resulted in the plant breaking cleanly into three separate pieces.

    Here are a couple pics from January 21 of this year.









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    Those are some of the cutest pings ever. wow. I love the P. jaumavensis. Thanks for sharing.

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    Definitely the coolest pings I have ever seen! Crazy that leaf pulls produce typical rosette growth.
    They are slowly and painfully killing you.....did you know that?

    How brainwashed are you?

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    cool update DVG,

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    How does that even happen?!

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    Thanks for the comments.

    Great to hear that some of you are finding these crested monstrosities of some interest.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    How does that even happen?!
    They look mad cool, but I agree with the above ^ I don't understand exactly what is going on. I see that they are multiplying, but that's all I am getting . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post
    They look mad cool, but I agree with the above ^ I don't understand exactly what is going on. I see that they are multiplying, but that's all I am getting . . .
    Hi Acro, what you are seeing with these crested pings is bilateral growth - meaning that the growth points expand out in opposite directions.

    This crest is also bifacial - it is similar on both sides of the divide, as opposed to a unilateral crest or a unifacial crest.

    The bottom line with these is that instead of forming leaves in a circle to form a rosette, as would be expected with a typical mexi-ping, these crested variations, grow out in a line, similar to a line of soldiers marching two abreast, hence the other descriptive name for this type of growth - Phalangial.

    If you're curious about the monstrosities of the plant world, see if your library has a copy of Gordon Rowley's book, Teratopia: The World of Cristate and Variegated Succulents.



    Here are a few pics from today.





    One of these crested forms in a 3 inch clay pot,





    resting atop a bed of garnets.







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