Definition of lithophyte in English:
1 Botany A plant that grows on bare rock or stone.
- There are three basic types: lithophytes, which grow on rock surfaces; epiphytes, which are found on trees; and terrestrials, which live in the ground.
- Others are terrestrial - they grow on soil - and then there are lithophytes, which grow on rocks.
- Grow lithophytes in baskets, on cork or on gravel or other planting media.
Definition of lithophyte in:
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