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Caudiciforms: Some new babies - I always find room for just 1 more or 3

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Yardley, PA

October 13, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8847313

I just bought the:
Adansonia digitata
Fouquieria purpussii
Fouquieria columnaris

Just love my new babies. Can't wait to put them in the garden next summer and see what they do.

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Baja California
(Zone 11)

October 13, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8847661

Looking good. The cirio (F. columnaris) is a winter grower in my experience... not sure what it will do for you, but it slows way down in the summer here, even with regular water. In any case, cirios grow better in the ground, so you should try that. Left in a container, they seem to just grow fatter instead of becoming tree-like like they do in nature.


Dartmouth, NS
(Zone 6a)

October 14, 2011
3:48 AM

Post #8848396

Yardley, PA

October 14, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8848490

Thanks for the info Baja.
(Zone 5b)

October 16, 2011
1:34 AM

Post #8850610

Nice caudiforms are lovely
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

October 16, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8851077

Wow that's a nice big Euphorbia francoisii in the background. Love the fairly succulent, reddish, patterned leaves.
Decatur, GA

November 17, 2011
3:19 AM

Post #8893809

Here is my Adansonia digitata. I started it from a seed about 10 years ago and thought it would eventually be doomed in a pot. But so far so good. I realized I could prune it and keep it in a pot after it had gotten big and then I did a bad job trimming it. Do you think I could cut the trunk in half safely next spring?
BTY, I keep it in the back room without water for the winter months. It always comes back.
PS; where did you get your new plants?

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Yardley, PA

November 17, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8894152

I have already started to cut mine back. You should not have a problem cutting it back IMO.
Decatur, GA

November 17, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8894192

Since I stopped watering about a month ago and as you can see it is starting to drop its leaves I am wondering it it might be better to wait until spring to start cutting? It is about 21/2+ feet tall, not counting the pot.

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