- Sep 9, 2002
- Tucson, Arizona
An easy species to grow and propagate. I have grown them in acid and basic media, but find I get the best results in a mixture of silica sand/coral - 3::1. Most interesting is that their leaves are attached to their stem by a very easily severed connection. Just the effort of uprooting the plant can begin the process of the plant - falling apart (dropping most of its leaves). They quickly sprout plants from the stem end of these severed leaves, usually several plants per leaf, but it can be annoying if you are just trying to repot or prepare a plant or two for shipping. My guess is that this serves them in natural habitat as a means to distribute themselves when disturbed.