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 Post subject: Pachypodium query
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:45 am 
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Does anyone else grow Pachypodium succulentum? I've had mine for a few years from seedling, and it has gone dormant for winter and has been dry for a few weeks now. It appears that it now wants to flower though as there are buds at the tips of the shoots! This is the first set of flowerbuds it has made for me, but I thought it flowered while in full leaf. I am unsure what to do with respect to watering. Do I keep it dry and risk losing all the flowers, or do I water it with no leaves and risk rot? :confusion-questionmarks:

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 Post subject: Re: Pachypodium query
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:17 pm 
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Hi Rob,
ive grown pachypodium lammerei and other caudiforms.
these usually flower in summer but some can bloom earlier,I would suggest keeping an eye on it's stems and treat it like you would an orchid having a dry winter rest only giving it a light watering if the stems start to wrinkle (rain water preferably, Pachys don't like tap water really).
my other thought is that it being succulent has a stored water supply and if it's decided to flower it's probably happy.
hope this helps or stirs your thoughts.
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