Pachypodium mikea???

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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by Nick_G » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:09 am

The only seedling I kept from this seed dried up and died over the winter, anyone got a spare?
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by MikeDom » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:22 pm

Hi Nick,

These are the 2 that came my way. Despite having been watered regularly for the past 5 months, they have proved to be very stubborn in producing leaves. It is only in the last fortnight that the first one has started to produce leaves. It looked similar to the second one and then suddenly plumped up. I still hold out some hope that the second one might come back to life. Is yours in worse condition?

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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by ragamala » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:40 am

I only had the one P. mikea seed germinate, but still have it, see below.

It has been kept on a southeast facing windowsill and has developed a slight lean, but otherwise OK. Last year I feared for it as the leaves came out curled and unhealthy looking, but this year's growth is back to normal.

I am now feeling guilty, Nick, that I have this through your generosity and you have lost yours.
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by Nick_G » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:05 am

MikeDom wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Hi Nick, Is yours in worse condition?
Yes, it's dead :grin:

It dried up like yours from the bottom but completely so. I cut the top off and tried to root it but it rotted.
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by Nick_G » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:07 am

ragamala wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:40 am


I am now feeling guilty, Nick, that I have this through your generosity and you have lost yours.

That's OK, maybe I'll just have to go back and get some more. :grin:
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by Tina » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:27 pm

oh, have one of mine then but if you do go back 'take me with you please (tu) (tu) '
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Re: Pachypodium mikea???

Post by Nick_G » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:53 pm

Someone has come to the rescue Tina but thanks anyway, it's much appreciated.

When I'm next off to Madagascar I'll let you know :grin: Its a fantastic place, really unique.
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