Kaelkitty's Journal: JFC0343 Dolichothele decipiens

Initial Notes:

This plant has proven tricky for me. My first plant came in a 8cm pot in 1978 and died in February 1980. It was replaced in August 1980 by a second plant which lost its roots in August 1981 and died shortly thereafter. A third plant was purchased in November 1981 which seems to have met the same fate in 1982 or 1983. All of these tap-rooted species seem to have given me problems in the 1980s - probably because it was not possible at the time to find pots which suited their style of growth. In general any pot tall enough to give the tap roots room was then too wide, allowing the unused soil in the pot to sour and lead to root rot.
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