Pachypodium Succulentum Griquense

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$ 7.75

Pachypodium succulentum griquense 

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).  

Description: Pachypodium succulentum is a slow-growing caudiciform succulent shrublet with a large half-submerged tuberous stem.

Stem: The stem forms a basal turnip-shaped caudex up to 25 cm in diameter that bears several twisting, usually erect slender branches usually about 15-60 cm long and a few easy to avoid spines. The plant can grow up to 1.5 and 2.5 metres of height.

Leaves: Linear with recurved margins, hairy on both surfaces up to 45 mm long, less than 10 mm wide. they immediatelly distinguish this species from the other broad leaved Pachypodiums, with the exception of Pachypodium bispinosum. This species is not as deciduous than most Pachypodiums, and will generally not lose all its leaves in winter.

Flowers: Crimson, pink, or (rarely) white, with a darker midstripe which appears with the leaves. The corolla tube is is 10-18 mm long with spreading petals 8-10 mm long
Blooming seson: August to December.

Seeds: It produces numerous seeds, although specialised pollinators are required to produce a good seed set.

Culture: They seem to be particularly prone to rot if allowed to get too wet in winter, or if cultivated under less than ideal conditions and care. Water abundantly in summer and give extra well-drained soil to avoid waterlogged conditions.  No water from November to March.  The watering program will change, depending on temperatures and stage of growth, but it is best not to let this plant dry out completely for any length of time.  It is sensitive to cold, and should be kept  totally dry in winter, at or around 4°C.  Protect from frost.  It tends to lose its leaves and go dormant in winter.  It likes full sun to light shade . It develops a great, succulent root system that you could raise up yearly and it would look better and better.                                           

 

 

All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

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.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:

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