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Thread: Have a look at this: Pseudolithos cubiformis

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    Have a look at this: Pseudolithos cubiformis

    Today I finally received one of my few "grail" species!

    Here's my first Somalian asclepiad Pseudolithos cubiformis



    My plant shown above is a whopping 7/8" in diameter! Eventually it gets to about 4". They often develop into a nice solitary cube of living brown reptile skin. Sometimes they get tall and look like a featureless, flabby Jabba the Hut (which is cool too).

    The image below I culled from google showing a pretty nice cube shaped flowering sized plant that I hope to have someday.


    Is anyone else here growing these? Mine will be under lights year round (85-95*F days and 70*F nights) so I'll never have worries over the notorious "winter rot" which kills so many in cultivation by being wet & cold at the same time.

    I potted it dry in Shultz aquatic plant soil, perlite & coir. This gravelly rock mix drains super fast and dries out in 2-3 days. I put it in a humidity dome in the over cast light of my anole tank for now to let it come back gradually over a day or so from bareroot shipping before getting watered and going under the lights.

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    Sweet! that's a crazy looking plant. How hard was it too find?
    Good growing, Jack
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    Dude, that is TOTALLY kick-***!

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    Does it bite?
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    that's the weirdest plant i have ever seen, you have a peculiar taste swords, very interesting stuff you have
    Grow list...
    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114907

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    Ooh, lithops! i love those, they look awesome good luck with it!
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    That's an awesome plant, congrats.

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    Thats.... pretty.... weird....

    What does it do? Just grow more... blob-ish?
    "We are in a sense the Universe trying to understand itself. By Observing it we are observing what we are." - Phillip Plait

    Growlist: Updated 1/11/12 http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=110846

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