Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

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Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by Lithos » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:00 pm

It's always a relief when these things show signs of life after winter, so easily a pot of mush...

Pachypodium cowpat
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Pachypodium horombense
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Pachypodium brevicaule
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Re: Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by Ross M » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:25 am

Looking good Phil. Always a great time of year this, with lots of anticipation and the whole growing season ahead :grin:

Not much happening in the Sulco. greenhouse yet but plenty buds are appearing on grafted Sulcos. which are always over-wintered in my cool (min. 9C max. 13C) livingroom.
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Re: Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by Julie » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:02 pm

Lovely little leaf! It must be all that fertiliser.

My E. stellaspina has made a new little starry spine. Nobody else had budged... apart from Cheirdopsis vanzylli, who went to the big greenhouse in the sky.
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Re: Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by McFarland » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:52 pm

My Euphorbias have been doing all sorts of wierd things. One E. schoenlandii that was 4 years old turned to mush (sad) but quite a few are flowering, one of my E. bupleurifolia's is growing leaves while the other isn't, and E. milottii is flowering (they are gorgeous)
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Re: Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by Aiko » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:27 pm

McFarland wrote:one of my E. bupleurifolia's is growing leaves while the other isn't, and E. milottii is flowering (they are gorgeous)
Recently acquired? I thought you didn't had an Euphorbia bupleurifolia.
Of mine just one is starting to form a leave right now. All others are still leafless. Nothing to be worried about. There is always a plant out of sync, sometimes.
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Re: Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by Lithos » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:58 pm

P. horombense

A Couple of weeks later, more green bits, and buds appearing - our cat really fancied it as a scratching post. sorry crap photos.
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Re: Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by Lithos » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:03 pm

A couple of Dorstenia barninmiana waking up this week
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Re: Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by Tina » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:42 pm

Hi Phil
The pachys are looking good, especially the p.brevicaule.
I have a friend who keep his pachypodium in an unheated greenhouse but has them on soil warming cables and they seem to thrive.
Who has experience of keeping these for a long time & not the easy ones like succulentum & bispinosum.

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Schoenlandii is a winter growing Euphorbia so give it a good watering.
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Re: Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by Aiko » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:14 pm

Tina wrote:Schoenlandii is a winter growing Euphorbia so give it a good watering.
I treat mine as a summer grower for some time now, a few years. I would not say the thrive, but are doing okay. Getting a bit bothered by little bugs... But the summer watering scheme does not seem to doom them. They spend the winter along with the cacti and others that can bear a cold dark winter dormancy in an unheated room.
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Re: Pachypodium cowpat - signs of life

Post by Tina » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:10 pm

by little bugs
mine seem to suffer from mealy too, they have nearly gone in the bin.
I water them whenever I water the othonna, tylecodon & pelargoniums.
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