Pachypodium pruning: suggestions are welcome

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Mine are going dormant now (south hemisphere). But I noticed it is not growing as fast as it was in the previous years. Maybe it's time to repot (in spring, I presume).
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nachtkrabb wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 4:57 pm I just had a glimps at llifle: http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/SUCC ... ucculentum
According to that, our both flowers are untypical. Maybe we have hybrids?
Oops! Not sure if I mentioned it earlier but mine is a bispinosum. Since by all accounts they're very similar in habit and care, I forgot that their flowers are quite different. Mine has very typical flowers for bispinosum. Yours looks like a white morph of succulentum - according that article it's certainly possible but rare. So congrats to you too - really beautiful!
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Hallo Tasuccs,

thanks for the information: I had two old P.bispinosum for exactly 9years, then they somehow died, no idea why. They bloomed just as yours beautifully Magnolia-coloured.

A "white morph of succulentum"? :shock: Wow! Never heard of something like that. 8)
So I will tell my plant it's a rarity and should be proud on its achievemnts. =D>

Sorry I reply one month later -- I am not that healthy & often need my time.
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PS: In German we say as a joke, when you achieve something special or perform especially with some nonsense or other: Put on your tie and stand up with it in your bed tonight. I always like that picture. :D
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Hi mmcavall,
sorry for the late answer: Yes, very early spring seems to be a good time for repotting. I prefer the time when you think the plants thinks about growing new leaves.
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nachtkrabb wrote: Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:52 pm Hi mmcavall,
sorry for the late answer: Yes, very early spring seems to be a good time for repotting. I prefer the time when you think the plants thinks about growing new leaves.
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Another thing about Pachies: I have two, P. succulentum & the inevitable P. lamerei. Both love their summer vacation on the balcony.
But both seem to habe a sun problem: This year, I pack the caudex of P.succ. into tinfoil (and unpack it whenever it rains until everything is dry again). The last years there was a big sunburn developing into a kind of cavity.
P.lam. has a stretch of sunburn on the oldest part of the stem, although not on the "newer" parts -- newer being grown during the last maybe 12years -- the plant is 24years old. It has a next to buried caudex and I always lay nomething upon that during summer to prevent damage. The first years I didn't dare to bring him out during summer, but since I do, he is really growing.

Do you know these problems about sunburns, too?
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Hi nachtkrabb
My P. lamerei is planted in my frontyard under full sun. I never noticed any sunburn problem. I'll take a look in search of sunburns and come back here.
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Thank you, mmcavall.
What a luxury -- a Pachy in the yard! Wow! Here we have much too cold winters, expecially cold plus wet. I can only dream of your yard. :-)
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nachtkrabb wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:48 pm Thank you, mmcavall.
What a luxury -- a Pachy in the yard! Wow! Here we have much too cold winters, expecially cold plus wet. I can only dream of your yard. :-)
Haha Nothing special. Just a few Aloes and these Pachys. Some cacti of course but they are not very well to tell you the truth. Some pictures soon...
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So here is the picture of my P. lamerei in the frontyard. Full sun all day long.
Other pictures of my frontyard will be posted in my thread My Greenhouse and Plants
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Just great to have them growing outside. The plants look content. Thanks for sharing!
Would you mind posting a link to where more pictures are posted?
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nachtkrabb wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:35 pm Just great to have them growing outside. The plants look content. Thanks for sharing!
Would you mind posting a link to where more pictures are posted?
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Sorry. I was posting it yesterday and them I noticed I forgot the name of all Aloes I would like to show #-o
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So here is the link to the pictures of my front yard:
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Thank you very much, mmcavall. That's a really lovely spot with wonderful plants you created there.
I am envious in the sense of "I should like that, too"!
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nachtkrabb wrote: Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:34 pm Thank you very much, mmcavall. That's a really lovely spot with wonderful plants you created there.
I am envious in the sense of "I should like that, too"!
N. :-)
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