Lincoln Nebraska Likes Cactus

From the local newspaper in Lincoln Nebraska, the Lincoln Star-Journal, comes a story of a small flowering cactus.

Desert Cacti come in all sizes, from ones that barely show in the soil like the LIVING ROCKS (Lithops). They consist of two flat leaves, fused together, with only a slit between them. At maturity, Daisy-like yellow flowers appear from the slit, usually larger than the leaves. When the flowers dry, the “stones” shrivel and a new set appears from the slit. It takes patience to wait for this and you can kill them with too much water.

Now I’m not going to go ahead and correct this little article, but be forewarned that local newspapers often make large botanical errors.