Decarya madagascariensis.

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Decarya madagascariensis.

Post Number:#1  Postby Stan » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:18 pm

A possible fat plant item..even if the trunk doesn't get very fat,you know its like one of THEM. :lol: I've had it for 15 years. Half by a hot sunny window,the last half outdoors when I never got around to bringing it indoors one winter. Every now and then it has small tiny leafs. Maybe a branch dies off for no reason...then it makes a nice comeback. It hasn't flowered yet. I've never trained it to trail..this one always has. Most on the net are upright.
A really good odd ball plant.
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Post Number:#2  Postby Jkwinston » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:18 pm

Wow Stan, it has a very unusual look, and I don't remember ever seeing it before. Next time it produces leaves , post a photo as I will be curious to see. Jkw
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Post Number:#3  Postby Stan » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:07 pm

When it was indoors- it would briefly grow them. I posted pics of that on Dave's Garden Winston.
I really got to get a nicer pot :roll: :oops: . Even a deep nursery pot would look better.
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Post Number:#4  Postby Melt in the Sun » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:08 pm

Ha, i was thinking earlier, "what a cool pot!" D))
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Post Number:#5  Postby Stan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:51 pm

:U :lol:
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Post Number:#6  Postby Stan » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:01 pm

Well,this is interesting.For the first time since its been outdoors about 4 summers now..its sprouted new leafs out of the main branch. 1st time ever that I remember. It would indoors grow leafs every couple of years from the zig zag branches. Indoors. Outdoors- its doing this instead. I guess its a good sign. For many years I thought this was z 11 tropical..needed hot winter and summer. Then I saw Cactus Jordi of xericworld growing one in the ground in soucal and it was huge compare to this. NOW, I see photos of them on the net as small tree's in Madagascar.
Why this one weeps? Like I said before,I've never pruned it to do that on what must be at least a 15-18 year old plant by now.
If I didn't mention it before- this plant has taken at least 31f and lived. Even all this years rain.
Those leafs are pretty much full grown. Tiny things.
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Post Number:#7  Postby Jkwinston » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:18 am

Fabulous Stan ! The young shoots are are starting to perform. I will keep my eyes opened. Thanks for the photos. Jkw
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Post Number:#8  Postby Stan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:18 pm

Thanks Jk. Maybe I might get flowers. I remember Jordi said something about them being interesting. Lets hope.
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Post Number:#9  Postby Stan » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:04 pm

wow no.2,its continued to send out leafs and new branching. All I can think of that I do different is water it more,and I used a lot of old aquarium gravel in the planting mix last time I repotted it. But that last was 3 years ago now. So,maybe my prejudice that it wants to be on the very dry side ( in a pot) was wrong? Its also shaded a bit more by a potted Mandavilla vine.
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Post Number:#10  Postby Stan » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:37 pm

Today- I did something right this year. Something :roll:
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