PACHYFORMS a guide to growing Caudiciform and Pachycaul Plants
PACHYFORMS a guide to growing Caudiciform and Pachycaul Plants


"These were not twiggy herbs but plants with substance, weight, curves, and shadows that impacted the mind like great abstract sculptures. They suggested alien life forms, flying saucers, flesh, intertwined bodies, amorphous beasts, crystalline structures, rock, lava, monoliths."
"They are so unlike the stereotypes of plant forms that, for the inexperienced, attending an annual cactus and succulent show for the first time is like being introduced to an alien world. The terms 'otherworldly', 'out of a science fiction movie', and 'lunar' are regularly applied when describing these plants as well as some of
the landscapes they inhabit. No other group quite compares in the long-term artistic and aesthetic rewards provided from growing these species."

Pachyforms is a complete guide to the selection and cultivation of the increasingly popular group of plants known as  caudiciforms and pachycauls, species that develop thick bodies with sculptural forms. In Pachyforms, you will find information that will allow you to grow some of the most impressive plants in the world: baobabs and boojum trees; members of the passionflower family with bodies as large and wide as a witch's cauldron; species in the cucumber family that acquire the form of flying saucers; yams with complex geometric forms; morning glories with gorgeous flowers and egg-shaped weathered bodies...
This new updated edition of Pachyforms is illustrated with
more than 680 color photographs and packed with practical advice, including cultivation notes on more than 180 species.

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PACHYFORMS a guide to growing Caudiciform and Pachycaul Plants

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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"These were not twiggy herbs but plants with substance, weight, curves, and shadows that impacted the mind like great abstract sculptures. They suggested alien life forms, flying saucers, flesh, intertwined bodies, amorphous beasts, crystalline structures, rock, lava, monoliths."
"They are so unlike the stereotypes of plant forms that, for the inexperienced, attending an annual cactus and succulent show for the first time is like being introduced to an alien world. The terms 'otherworldly', 'out of a science fiction movie', and 'lunar' are regularly applied when describing these plants as well as some of
the landscapes they inhabit. No other group quite compares in the long-term artistic and aesthetic rewards provided from growing these species."

Pachyforms is a complete guide to the selection and cultivation of the increasingly popular group of plants known as  caudiciforms and pachycauls, species that develop thick bodies with sculptural forms. In Pachyforms, you will find information that will allow you to grow some of the most impressive plants in the world: baobabs and boojum trees; members of the passionflower family with bodies as large and wide as a witch's cauldron; species in the cucumber family that acquire the form of flying saucers; yams with complex geometric forms; morning glories with gorgeous flowers and egg-shaped weathered bodies...
This new updated edition of Pachyforms is illustrated with
more than 680 color photographs and packed with practical advice, including cultivation notes on more than 180 species.

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