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Kasha
May 31, 2015 7:40 AM CST
What a cool plant
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 31, 2015 7:55 AM CST

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Yes it is. If you plant them in the ground they will really grow. Mine is 10 ft tall.

Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Jun 7, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Yes, look at this awesome clump of pachypodium in my neighborhood...wish they were mine!!!

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 7, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Great shot. That is what mine looks like.
Name: Michael Hamilton
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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Blondmyk
Jun 11, 2015 8:03 AM CST
I knew it, I KNEW it. I almost got into a fight with a salesperson in one of our local nurseries here in Corpus Christi about this plant. I couldn't remember if the Madagascar Palm bloomed or not, and he told me no...flat out no. So, I didn't buy it. To me, one of the big challenges of buying any plant is getting it to bloom.

I'm hoping that the all bloom, and that there are not varieties that don't bloom? If so, then I'll again have to go in search of one. They seem to do well here in the heat and humidity of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Thanks for posting this!
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Jun 11, 2015 2:20 PM CST
I do not know any pachypodium that does not bloom. I thought their blooms were one of the attributes required to be in the pachypodium genus.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 11, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Here is help for identifying Pachypodium and their blooms.

http://www.out-of-africa-plants.com/product/pachypodium-flow...

I have to say that my P. lamerei didn't bloom until it was big; so many people may not ever see it bloom.

Plantomaniac08
Jun 11, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Some cacti/succulents have to be a certain age before they will bloom. I think I read that the 'Golden Barrel' takes 30-40 years. I'm not sure how true that is though. That's one reason why Mammillarias are so popular (aside from their easiness), they bloom in as little as 2-3 years.

Planto
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Jun 12, 2015 11:39 AM CST
I have some Golden barrels that have bloomed and are probably only around 10 years old.
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Plantomaniac08
Jun 12, 2015 12:21 PM CST
Kate,
Okay, that proves that wrong. Hilarious! I don't have the book anymore, but I think I read that in a C&S book I used to have. But I'm not convinced everything is right in books, as two books can contradict each other I've noticed. Confused

Planto
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Jun 12, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Well, maybe they have bred some of that "late blooming" out of the Barrels since they've become kinda popular. I agree though, the plant taxonomy world REALLY could use some dusting and cleaning. It is REALLY confusing sometimes!!
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Nov 26, 2015 3:41 AM CST
Blooming today.


Plantomaniac08
Nov 26, 2015 8:54 AM CST
Oh my. I've never seen a bloom on one of those, that is stunning! Lovey dubby
Name: Bob
The Kau Desert, Hawaii (Zone 12a)
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OrchidBob
Nov 28, 2015 2:59 AM CST
Most Pachypodiums are trees and need to be 6 or more feet tall and about 10 - 25 years old before their first flower. Some are bushes rather than trees. The bush types like P. lameri ssp. Saundersii bloomed for me in 5 years and has continued to bloom several times a year for the last 10 years. It is about 18 inches tall. My P. bicolor is about the same size and blooms with a wonderful yellow flower once a year. So the bush type or shorter ones make better container plants and can flower in 3 gallon pots.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 28, 2015 4:07 AM CST
This excellent nursery has a poster showing all the different Pachypodium species and their flowers
http://www.out-of-africa-plants.com/product/pachypodium-flow...
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
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Gleni
Nov 28, 2015 5:13 AM CST
Mine is 6' tall and 10yo.
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Dec 16, 2015 11:40 PM CST
Plantomaniac08 said:Some cacti/succulents have to be a certain age before they will bloom. I think I read that the 'Golden Barrel' takes 30-40 years. I'm not sure how true that is though. That's one reason why Mammillarias are so popular (aside from their easiness), they bloom in as little as 2-3 years.

Planto


I had read that also, but I put a tiny golden barrel in a 4 inch pot under a pergola in Scottsdale, Arizona. It had gorgeous blooms it's 13th year. They also grow much faster than I ever realized. I'll have to measure mine. It's huge!
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Plantomaniac08
Dec 17, 2015 1:16 PM CST
Wow! At least you didn't have to wait 30 years! Hilarious!
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
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Gleni
Dec 25, 2015 3:42 AM CST
A month later it is still happily flowering.
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The blooms have a nice perfume.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 25, 2015 4:15 AM CST
Mine blooms up so high that I've never been able to smell the flowers....

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