Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Around Honolulu, mostly

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Dec 18, 2017 3:23 PM CST
We just got back from our winter vacation to Oahu. We (a large extended family) meet every year during the week that surrounds the Honolulu Marathon. The only runners this year were my daughter and my niece but they had a big support crew - about 30 of us. Smiling

I took some photos of some succulents and succulent like plants I thought you would enjoy.

First up, Pachypodium. How many of you think this Pachy's root system hasn't escaped its pot?
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Stapelia gigantea on the trail to Makapu'u Point Lighthouse trail.
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Some kind of Rhipsalis? I couldn't get closer as its growing on a cliff.
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Ponytail Palms (I did say succulent like) - Beaucarnea recurvata. I think that must be some kind of Zamia between them. These were in Queen Kamehameha 'Endemic' Garden - they wanted it to be native but...
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This Ponytail Palm had a base that was 5 or 6 feet at the base and 15 feet tall. I couldn't get the entire plant in without standing in the street. (Standing in the street in Honolulu? Are you crazy?). In a neighborhood on the east side of Diamond Head.
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Last one. At the Willow Restaurant garden. I think its a Euphorbia - It bleeds white (I broke an inconspicuous leaf Smiling ).
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Name: Tia Doskocil
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tiadoskocil
Dec 18, 2017 4:02 PM CST
beautiful! thanks for sharing!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Dec 18, 2017 5:06 PM CST
I agree Thank You!
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 19, 2017 6:25 AM CST
How interesting to see. I would not think of these types of plants in a more humid/wet climate.

Beautiful plants. Lovey dubby

And I agree with the others, thanks for sharing.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Dec 19, 2017 11:51 AM CST
Every island has a wetter side and a drier side. I was on the drier side. Succulents grow really well everywhere on the drier side. The porousity of the 'soil' allows water to soak in quickly, even with 40 inches (on the dry side) of rain a year.

Kapiolani Community College, which is tucked into the rain shadow of Diamond Head, has a cactus garden with the biggest cactus and succulents I have ever seen.

I'll find some photos and post those. We didn't go over this year so have to look back through photos.

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Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 19, 2017 9:43 PM CST
Amazing! That is not what I imagined of Hawaii. I love the photo of the dove.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 19, 2017 10:14 PM CST
The dove is for scale. Smiling Zebra Doves. They are everywhere.
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Stush2019
Dec 28, 2017 11:40 AM CST
Daisy, Thank you so much. I enjoyed the photo trip to Honolulu.
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HamiltonSquare
Dec 28, 2017 11:49 AM CST
The last pick is Plumeria pudica. Love the photos. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Dec 28, 2017 11:57 AM CST
Really! I would never have guessed Plumeria. Do Plumeria bleed white sap when you break a leaf? That's partly what I based my ID on. Smiling

Thank you Hamilton!
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Dec 28, 2017 12:02 PM CST
Nice thread, I love the pictures! Lovey dubby
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HamiltonSquare
Dec 28, 2017 12:22 PM CST
I saw the same plant on Oahu and it was in bloom but I was still perplexed! The leaf shape threw me off, I submitted it to the id forum here and I think it was plantladylin who id it. Yes on the sap.
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Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Dec 28, 2017 12:58 PM CST
I saw that one in Florida. I didn't think it was plumeria at first.
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