Pachypodium saundersii

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Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#1  Postby Jkwinston » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:03 pm

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Re: Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#2  Postby Stan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:39 pm

"Dwarf" variety. About 9 years old.
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Re: Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#3  Postby Jkwinston » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:42 am

Very nice Stan! I had a five year old plant, but I left it out in the cold greenhouse, and it never recovered. Jkw
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Re: Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#4  Postby Stan » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:38 pm

These are among the most cold hardy JK. Its taken everything with no cover whatsoever in those 9 years. A few freezes in there and like this year- lots of cold rains. What I wonder is- is the full sized just as hardy? Because I would tell local gardeners that along with P.lamerei and P.geayii they are plant- able in ground. The last two of course get to 6' or so here. Maybe larger in time. Actually this P.saundersii has NEVER had a bit of frost damage. So,its even hardier then the other two.
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Re: Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#5  Postby Jkwinston » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:38 pm

Stan

I lost a large lamerii years ago, and I still cannot understand how it happened. This plant was around five feet tall, and I left it in the greenhouse for the winter with the temperature nearing zero. Both plants were in pots. Neither died right away, and by the time I decided to bring them indoors, they looked fine. The lamerii took around two months before it finally collapsed and I thought it was because I made the mistake of watering after bringing indoors. The saundersii perished because I left it in the greenhouse all winter, as it had survived the year before. It was quite sad. I now feel that no pachypodiums should be left all winter in the greenhouse in our climate; this also applies to the Sansevieria species. I killed all my 'kirkii var pulchra' collection this way. Jkw
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Re: Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#6  Postby Jkwinston » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:14 pm




Enjoy the video. Jkw
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Re: Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#7  Postby Stan » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:24 pm

I like the vid. His other vid has a "compacta"..that's not too compact. Then again JK,i grow mine outdoors in a climate that average about 74-76f all summer. They wont see long runs of 90f. Its why I stopped adding Adeniums or others I just cant weather outdoors in winter. Although with Bayer systemics as I learned very late in the game,it is possible to avoid the winter mealys and scale.
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Re: Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#8  Postby Stan » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:20 pm

UC Berkeley.
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Re: Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#9  Postby Geoff » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:01 pm

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Re: Pachypodium saundersii

Post Number:#10  Postby Stan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:01 pm

This might be the hardiest Pachy. Its never shown any frost damage in the decade I've had it. Cold or Wet.
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