Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Euphorbia hedyotoides

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Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
Oct 25, 2014 6:59 PM CST
This is a plant I have had for many years. It arrived as a stick Green Grin! (unrooted cutting). I potted it up and nature and time has done the rest. Euphorbia hedyotoides will drop its leaves when I bring it in for the winter. The leaves are starting to turn color now. This plant has been easy to grow. I would like to buy a seedling next Spring. The seedlings will grow a caudex.



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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Oct 25, 2014 9:05 PM CST
Welcome! Reine, and thanks for sharing that most unusual plant of yours. How long did it take to get that "swirling caudex?
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Oct 26, 2014 3:15 PM CST
Interesting plant!
Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
Oct 26, 2014 7:15 PM CST
Bev, the little stick was planted in the mid 80's. It grew all gnarly on its own. I would grow it in a shallow pot for several years and the plant would grow up exposing new caudex, I would then repot it to a larger shallow pot. I just repotted the plant this year after five years in a 12" by 8" by 3"tall pot that I made just for it. The poor thing had really out grown its pot. It is now in a 13" round by 6" tall pot. There is about 3" of twisted caudex under the soil. It has been fun watching it grow.
Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
Oct 26, 2014 7:16 PM CST
Ursula Thank You!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 26, 2014 9:57 PM CST
Reine, so plant is getting along in its years...Long Life to it! nodding
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 28, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Hi Reine - welcome to ATP!! Your plant is interesting looking! I love crested plants, or caudex ones...I have a sinningia that will eventually grow one (or so I'm told) but its only a couple years old so I'm waiting! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
Oct 28, 2014 8:18 PM CST
Hi Greg. Thank you for the welcome.
Caudiciforms can be slow to produce a nice caudex. Sighing!
These plants are my passion.
There is a website called Bihrmann's. His site is all about caudiciforms. Lots of photos.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 28, 2014 8:33 PM CST
Thanks Reine I'll check that out!
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