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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 27, 2013 8:12 PM CST

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We came from here
The thread "What other houseplants do you grow 4" in Orchids forum

I started this thread as a result of a discussion about Caudiciforms in our Garden thread.
I took some pictures of my "Fat Plants" today and also pulled some older pics to illustrate plants in bloom or leafed out. This is only the end of May and many of my Caudiciforms are still looking bare or just starting to green out.
Let me start with my Pachypodiums.
left - Pachypodium densiflorum right-horombense - as they were today
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older pictures:
Pachypodium densiflorum-

Pachypodium horombense-


dormant Pachy namaquanum - never bloomed
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dormant namaquanum x baronii, so far has never bloomed
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Pachypodium eburneum - starting to leaf out - never bloomed, but is supposed to bloom white ( I think)


Pachypodium brevicaule - I posted it in bloom here: http://garden.org/thread/view_post/262890/


and since Pachypodium saundersii ( blooms white) is also in that link:
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Pachypodium succulentum with a hitchhiker. It usually blooms in late Winter
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Pachypodium baronii posted into the lasted Garden thread and is still blooming right now


Pachypodium baronii v. windsorii is a much smaller plant, I took these pictures a couple of years ago


Adenium obesum now
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Adenium obesum in Summer
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Adenium multiflorum Mombassa now and it looks very cute when in bloom
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Zygosicyos tripartitus looks fat now after the rain, in Winter it is fairly flat. It will have long green growth with tiny leaves.
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Ciborhiza albersiana will have long winding green growth
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Dioscorea macrostachya still dormant today

and in full gear here, green and in bloom http://garden.org/thread/view_post/165419/

Dioscorea sylvatica in need of repotting


Bowiea volubilis
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and older picture showing the greenery and in bloom
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Gerrardanthus macrorhizus


Jatropha podagrica just starting to grow leaves, this will be a green bush by the end of summer. Showing caudex and flowers.


Matelea macrophylla looks miserable when dormant, but by the end of Summer it is nicely green. The very pretty blooms on this Asclepiad smell quite evil.
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Sinningia leucotricha


Fockea species starting to show green and will have green wines all over the place by the end of the Summer
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
May 28, 2013 7:44 AM CST
I know nothing but will follow along and learn.

Jim
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 28, 2013 8:35 AM CST

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Thank you, Jim! I thought you would! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
I was into Cacti&Succulents way before I was introduced to Orchids, and even now a bit over 20 years later, Caudiciforms have still a lot of appeal for me. They look interesting even when dormant and, greened out in Summer or blooming, I always have a love for them.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 28, 2013 1:14 PM CST
Now that I took a better look, lots of people grow those red Jatropha in their gardens here. I hadn't realized they were Caudiciforms.

I also have a Sinningia tubiflora that does have big tubers. It says in the description on Tropiflora's site that you can grow it with the tuber above ground as a caudex! But they have it listed as a Gesneriad. Shrug! If it ever blooms, I will show a picture, it's supposed to have lovely long, lemon-scented white flowers. I need to move it to more sun, I think.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 28, 2013 3:12 PM CST

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Jatropha podagrica? Sure, look at that fat "belly" ? Smiling
Caudiciforms can be found amongst all sorts of genera, including Gesneriads.
Name: Susan B
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lakesidecallas
May 28, 2013 4:45 PM CST
Elaine, I had Sinningia tubiflora, they do have nice lemony flowers. Someone on another plant list told me to put it into more sun, and as a result, all the little caudices burned up and most of the plants died. So, I wouldn't recommend putting it in the sun! They do get sort of leggy and ugly but you just have to put up with that.

I have a lot of caudiciform plants, too, or used to... I'll be moving them out of the greenhouse now, so will try to get some photos.

Clivia just finished blooming (getting hot weather this week)
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Tropical Hibiscus Cajun Cocktail spends the winter in the greenhouse
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Red Adenium (I forget it's correct name)
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Pachypodium rosulatum, I received some seed in October of 2010, which survived the GH fire and I planted them the following April- it flowered this this May
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Strange plant- Synandrospadix vermitoxus

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 28, 2013 7:04 PM CST

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Very nice!
The Pachy rosulatum is real cutie! How nice that is blooms on such a young plant! Lovey dubby
Name: Susan B
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lakesidecallas
May 28, 2013 7:48 PM CST
I have another Pachy that is quite old, and it has only flowered once! I was really surprised when I saw the bud on this one.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 29, 2013 5:48 AM CST

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Sounds interesting. Mine don't bloom every year, and sometimes they bud and abort, grrr. But the growth on these plants is usually so unique, I don't mind that much.
Name: Ted
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Ted5310
May 29, 2013 7:37 AM CST
Nice show. I think Matelea macrophylla is going on my list
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 29, 2013 10:39 AM CST
I have the Synandrospadix vermitoxicus, too Susan. Does it count as a caudiciform because it has a big tuber? I found info on it on the Aroids forum (and posted my pics there, too).

Thanks for the tip on the Sinningia tubiflora. I think I'll leave it where it is, then, and maybe just trim some of the stuff shading it to give a little more light. I want to see flowers!! Have had it for 2 years, it grew fantastically last year, produced a whole bunch more tubers some of which I transplanted, but . . nary a single flower.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 29, 2013 5:39 PM CST

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Many of these Fat Plants have underground tubers they way they grow naturally, many times we simply raise them to expose the fat root or tubers ( storing extra water) to show different interesting aspects of these plants. So this certainly counts!
Name: Susan B
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lakesidecallas
May 29, 2013 9:32 PM CST
I guess it isn't technically a house plant but it is in a pot, lol!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jun 2, 2013 7:39 PM CST

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And aside from Fat Plants, I had a nice Astrophytum asterias bybrid in bloom today
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Name: Ted
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Ted5310
Jun 2, 2013 7:53 PM CST
While I'm waiting for the orchids to get going this year, here are some of my bog guys
Sarracenia purpurea
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Sundews
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VFT
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 3, 2013 7:22 AM CST

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Ohhh, I love them! Lovey dubby They look GREAT!!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 3, 2013 2:03 PM CST
Wow, I had no idea the VFT's actually bloomed, Ted. I've bought them several times, and always had them just slowly peter out on me.
Elaine

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Name: Susan B
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lakesidecallas
Jun 3, 2013 3:39 PM CST
Nice Astrophytum! Ted, those Sarracenia flowers look like they're going to open up and grab someone!
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Ted5310
Jun 3, 2013 8:09 PM CST
Weird plants, aren't they. Got started a little over two years ago when my grandson bought me a sundew, Drosera capensis, that he 'picked out himself'. What else could I do but learn how to keep it alive. And of course like anything else in gardening when you have one.....up to 10 varieties now counting the Grass Trigger Plant, Stylidium graminifolium . BTW, the sundews are like weeds. Constantly tryng to keeping them out of everybody's pot.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jun 5, 2013 7:22 AM CST

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I have some of the Sarracenias in our "Bathtub-bog", to our surprise they actually came pretty decent through the Winter, I like them a lot. The blooms are always neat to look at.
Ted, you are doing a terrific job growing them.


Some of my Epiphyllums are starting to bloom this week - this one from Kakteen Haage ( Erfurt/Germany) had the wrong id but I like it anyway.
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