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Plumactus25
Aug 12, 2013 6:10 PM CST
So I'm new to pachypodiums.... I took a chance and bought one from overseas and this is what I received....

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Savable???? Any advice (other than not to buy from overseas lmao)?

Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 12, 2013 6:18 PM CST
It's not dead, I don't think. Do you know what species it is supposed to have been? Some can look pretty funky.

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Plumactus25
Aug 12, 2013 6:45 PM CST
Densiflorum var brevicalyx. It's VERY squishy....
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 12, 2013 7:10 PM CST
squishy is a bad sign unless it's just really dehydrated. Rotten squishy would be bad.
The species looks correct.
You know there is a place you can buy these sort of things here....

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Plumactus25
Aug 12, 2013 7:35 PM CST
Where? This site?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 13, 2013 3:44 AM CST
http://www.out-of-africa-plants.com/

Don't say I didn't warn you..... Whistling

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Plumactus25
Aug 13, 2013 9:43 AM CST
Ahhh yes, I've already spent quite a few bucks there hahaha Hilarious! they have great plants there

gwen1234
Oct 5, 2014 12:56 PM CST
A storm came thru and knocked over my 3foot patchy. The top broke off. Can it be saved and how.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 5, 2014 2:14 PM CST
In my experience a decapitated Pachypodium will branch from the broken part. A picture would be helpful.

and Welcome! gwen1234!
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tarev
Oct 5, 2014 2:35 PM CST
Hello Plumactus25! I think your pachy still has a chance..I still see a pair of good tips there. Maybe it is just quite dehydrated. Best to keep it warm and plant in a very porous media and lightly water it, just to help wake up the roots. If temps continue to go warm in your area, it may just scab over that portion that looks dicey.

Hello gwen1234! Same with your plant, keep it dry and succulent may just scab over and try to regrow a new leaf or branch on the cut off area. Good luck!
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Stush2019
Oct 9, 2014 11:24 AM CST
Just think what these plants go thru in nature. Going hot dry and maybe a aminal kicking it up to see if it's good to eat. Yet they grow back. I thought the plant look good untill I heard mussy. Keep warm in sunny window. Plant in pure pumace or perlite. Spray miss a little every few days. I don't have any but some Euphorbia from same area. Pachy is on my next order come next spring. Please keep us posted on how it turns out.
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Also Hello gwen and welcome. Show pictures?

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