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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 9, 2015 4:22 PM CST
All my posts about my succulents and related plants will be unified in this topic.

Here are some update pics to start.

Aloinopsis seedlings.
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Arid lands Dorstenia noid.


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Cyphostemma juttae now has some leaf buds on it.

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Titanopsis seedlings.


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Some overall pics of the plants on my big table.

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Pseudobombax ellipticum cutting potted up.
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Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 9, 2015 11:27 PM CST
I have one Dorstenia gypsophila seedling that is developing very nicely. Hurray!
When the past is forgotten it is destined to be repeated.
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 13, 2015 9:24 AM CST
My Pachypodium horombense rotted most of the way but the top was good.
I coated the bottom with a mixture of cinnamon and rooting hormone. Then I potted it in pure perlite.

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I pruned the top off of one of my Pachypodium densiflorum here are pics of the process.

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The last pic is the cutting I'm going to root.

I bought a braided money tree (Pachira aquatica) I separated the five plants into their own pots. I'm going to let them fatten up and then put them in a bonsai pot as a forest planting.

I also made my first order from out of Africa. I ordered an Pachypodium cf eburneum and Pachypodium densiflorum var brevicalyx B. I've tried both of these from seed but wasn't successful so I decided to just get plants this time.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 13, 2015 11:16 AM CST
I like your new avatar, Adam, Yin and Yang!
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 14, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Here are some pics to show how my Dorstenia gigas is doing.

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Also I ordered two more plants from out of africa. A Pachypodium inopinatum an Euphorbia francoisii. *Blush*
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 14, 2015 6:25 PM CST
It looks beautiful Thumbs up
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Feb 15, 2015 7:25 AM CST
Nice Dorestenia. I still haven't managed to convince the succulent guy at Tropiflora to part with a gorgeous specimen there, but I'm still working on him. Rolling my eyes. Those are marvelous plants. How old is that plant, Adam?
"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Feb 15, 2015 8:07 AM CST
Oh but I know the price tag on that big Dorstenia at Tropiflora Blinking
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 15, 2015 2:30 PM CST
Mine was only $25 because it was a rooted cutting.
Here is a pic of a Dorstenia gypsophil I started from seed. They are slow growers.

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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 15, 2015 4:37 PM CST
Here is a picture of three of my Dioscorea elephantipes getting their second leaf.

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Here is an updated pic of my Dorstenia sp. Mait LAV 10341

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Also my Pachypodium horombense didn't make it. Crying Well it didn't make it.
The mistake I made was putting it in a pot too large and then watering it when it had no leaves. Well we learn from our mistakes. Whistling
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 15, 2015 4:43 PM CST
We do indeed..... Sad
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Not all those who wander are lost.
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karmatree
Feb 16, 2015 6:48 AM CST
Yes Hetty, there are two dorstenias gigas there....one is the in the way, way back where my Uncarina trees are being held for me until I can pick them up...Ray is VERY territorial about that stuff but there's a few smaller fellows in a different greenhouse that aren't as $$$$....except they are behind that blasted orange snow fence that means, "Not For You!"
"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 19, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Here are pictures of my new babies from out of africa. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Euphorbia francoisii

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Pachypodium cactipes

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Pachypodium densiflorum var brevicalyx - Type Locality B
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Pachypodium cf eburneum

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Pachypodium inopinatum

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Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
When the past is forgotten it is destined to be repeated.
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Not all those who wander are lost.
Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: Florida Tropicals Xeriscape
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karmatree
Feb 19, 2015 6:12 PM CST
OMG your Eburneum is so so adorable. Nice looking cactipes, too! Drooling
"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 20, 2015 11:03 AM CST
I'm unsure of when to start watering. They have no leaves. So I think they're dormant. When I watered my Pachypodium horombense when it had no leaves to try to bring it out of dormancy it rotted.
So should I wait until they grow leaves?
I want to be extra careful with these.
When the past is forgotten it is destined to be repeated.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 20, 2015 12:46 PM CST
I think most Pachys are winter-dormant so should not be watered. You can probably find this information online for specific species.
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 20, 2015 4:54 PM CST
Various sources say that the roots of caudiciforms should not be allowed to completely dry out and that this can cause trouble later in the year.
The mistake I made with the Pachypodium horombense was that I started giving it full waterings.
With the ones I just got in I will wait until Tuesday and start spraying the surface of the potting medium every two weeks until they break dormancy.

What do you think?
When the past is forgotten it is destined to be repeated.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Feb 20, 2015 7:12 PM CST
Misting is the answer I think. Keep them moist but not wet.
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Not all those who wander are lost.
Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: Florida Tropicals Xeriscape
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karmatree
Feb 21, 2015 6:29 AM CST
Don't water if they're dormant. It isn't water that triggers them out of dormancy, it's sunlight and warmth. If you allow the roots to dry out THEN water, they will surely rot. Keep the medium slightly moist on top to prevent total evaporation but never water all the way through. It is not easy when they're in little pots like this. I have a long PDF on Pachypodium culture if you want me to email it to you.
"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Feb 21, 2015 10:08 AM CST
Some more updates.

I not sure if this is Pachypodium ambongense or Pachypodium lamerei.

I want to keep all my succulents as miniature to medium bonsai.So I prune them to get the shapes I want.
I cut the top off to force it to branch. Here are some before and after pics.

Before:




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Here are some pics of the caudexs on my two Euphorbia ambovombensis seedlings.
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And here is a shot of my Euphorbia suzannae-marnierae seedlings.
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