"Decomposition after death is extremely slow. The dark-colored heartwood is rich in toxic chemicals and essentially non-biodegradable; it physically weathers away over many centuries. Dead trees can remain standing for a millennium; small firewood-sized chunks have been carbon-dated at 1600 years."
I bought this unlabeled plant a few weeks weeks ago thinking it was some sort of indian mallow. It just bloomed...and it's not what I thought it was. It's certainly in the Malvaceae/Malvoideae family, but I can't figure out the species. Has anyone ever come across a miniature purple fuzzy desert hibiscus before?
Wow, really?? No hail by me I'm pleased to report. I'm always surprised with how looooooong Echinopsis pups are when separated from the parent/eachother! I hope you replant them! Neat post, thanks for the update. Happy gardening!