I'm trying to emulate a pic I saw last fall of a different kind of Talinum in a pot that had been planted with the upper, bulbous part of the roots exposed, like a (real?) caudex or fat plant. IDK if this kind of cheating still counts?
Dug this often-mowed specimen out of the yard a few weeks ago & planted it at what I thought at the time was a surprisingly (for the plant) higher depth.
It wilted just a bit the first few days, but has recovered already as if nothing had happened.
I've already been picking off leaves every few days, to try to get it making smaller leaves. I guess it would be OK at this point to snip some of the extraneous parts off of the exposed part of the roots.
I've also seen this being done with 4'o'clocks (Mirabilis jalapa...) I think there's probably some of these out there. What do you have? Do you have to manipulate it into oddness or does it do it by itself, like ponytail palm?