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Aug 1, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Pachypodium in leaf

P. geayi

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Perpendicular view of the same plant (about 7 feet tall):



And here is the top of the plant when nearly leafless:

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Aug 1, 2020 7:44 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Does that plant stay outside year round? I had one that was doing so well in Phoenix, and then one year it froze to death because I didn't get it covered.
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Aug 1, 2020 7:47 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Yes, it is in the ground. These plants definitely do not like low temperatures. We do not dip below about 45°F at night and almost always get into the 60s or above during the daytime.

This plant has been through a lot. Here's what it looked like when I dug it up years ago to put in a container (a decision I later reversed, in the face of looming enormity):

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Aug 1, 2020 7:51 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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That is such a great temperature range for plants. I think the year that made my pachy and a huge Adenium die, it hit 20F. They were both potted so that didn't help the situation. Sad
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Aug 1, 2020 8:01 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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Excellent banner!
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Aug 1, 2020 8:03 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Great banner, Baja. Very unusual!
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Aug 1, 2020 8:15 PM CST
Zone 5
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How very interesting your documented history is, let alone a fabulous banner.
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Aug 1, 2020 8:16 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Cool banner Baja!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Aug 1, 2020 8:19 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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plantmanager said:That is such a great temperature range for plants.


Doesn't work so great for Sempervivum, but it's ideal for just about every other succulent I've encountered.

Thank you all for the kind words. I do try to tell a bit of a story with the pictures. They are my notebook. My memory is really hazy but my photos are dated. Smiling

What I liked best about this slice was the way it was like a fountain, maybe a warped sideways one but a sense of motion nonetheless. With a bit of mystery about what might lie beneath.
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Aug 2, 2020 9:17 AM CST
Central Florida (Zone 9a)
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I love the way the top of that plant just soaks in that soft, pale pink color of the foundation. So pretty! I just love it.
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Aug 2, 2020 1:22 PM CST
Name: Moggs
Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b)
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Beautiful photo! I was wondering how you got the color composition, now I realize the pink is a wall! It is the perfect background for the subtle colors of the plant. Nicely done!
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Aug 3, 2020 5:36 PM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Thumbs up Thumbs up for a great banner, Baja!
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