This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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The natural distribution of Pseudolithos cubiformis is in north-eastern Somalia.

This strange looking succulent from the Milkweed family has the largest flowers in the genus.

Pseudolithos cubiformis, like others in the genus, are quite difficult in cultivation. Careful watering and protection against frost is essential.

The plants were first described by Peter René Oscar Bally in 1965.

Synonyms: Lithocaulon cubiforme, Pseudolithos cubiformis.

Pseudolithos cubiformisPseudolithos cubiformis flowering in cultivation.

  1. catherine pearce July 28, 2017 at 9:45 AM  

    Hi do you know any one that grow or can get plants or seeds Pseudolithos caput-viperae, or P horwoodii, P harardheranus, P gigas,  and can ship to USA Using PayPal thank you James