A tank mystery

March 21, 2006

I can tell that this will be one of those pictures that makes more sense having seen it in person, but see the small pink thing growing on this rock?

I have no idea how it got there, but this is a baby (about 2mm across) pom pom xenia. We've had one since October, and it's doing very well about a foot away, but I have no idea how this little one sprouted. The hands are still too small to pulse, but you can see the fronds growing by the day. I first noticed it about three weeks ago, and have been keeping an eye on it to see if it would turn out to be a pest. I'm delighted that it's assuming xenia-like forms, though mystified how it came to be there. It's like a little xenia acorn.


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