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|We remove some of the soil when we ship. There are usually no issues with a plant out of soil or kept dry for a week or more. When you receive your plants, put them into a pot with moist soil. Give the roots opportunity to reachdown for water. Please check to see if your plants should be watered at the time of year you purchase. Some don't get a lot of water in winter and some not a lot of water in summer. How often you water depends on how quickly your soil dries out. Most important, don't overwater. Water well and allow your plants to dry out. The photos on our website represent what plants look like when growing. We are not selling the plant in the photo. Whether your plant has flowers depends on whether it is flowering at that time. A pot may be one large plant or more than one plant. Plants grow at a different pace and different sizes so if you order 2 plants coming out of the same size pot, they may not be the same size.|
Pseudolithos cubiformis are members of Asclepiadaceae (Apocynaceae) (Milkweed family). They come from North East Somalia. In Habitat they have been found in grit in a dry tropical environment with lots of sun. These plants, like most of the succulent milkweeds (stapeliads), are generally fly pollinated, and conveniently smell like rotten meat or some type of manure.Pseudolithos derives from the Greek words pseudo meaning false and lithos meaning stone or pebble referring to the appearance of the stems. The species name migiurtinus derives from the mountain region in the North East of Somalia. Probably the most popular species of the genus in cultivation. It needs protection from cold and damp, but doesn't like to get bone dry, even in winter. Cultivation: Relatively easy to grow, but mistakes are costly. If rot sets in, there is practically no time, nor warning, before the plant turns to expensive mush. It needs regular watering, especially during the hottest summer days; provide also some light watering if the green house temperatures in winter are elevated. Either excessive or very scarce watering can induce rot. Frost Tolerance: Winter temperatures must be kept over 10° C. ( But it can withstand winter night-time temperatures down to about 5° Sun Exposure: It has a great advantage if grown in very strong light, but sheltered from full sun. Cultural Practices: Provide very good ventilation. It grows quite easily and fast on its own roots. It is not difficult as commonly supposed, but inaccuracies are fatal. If rot starts, the plant will almost inevitably die. This plant is a candidate for under-potting, as long as you keep it watered. Propagation: Seeds are the only way of reproducing.