WOW! I just clicked on the caudiciform forum because I had no idea what they were. I've been enthralled looking at all of your wonderful plants! I'm sitting here waiting for my hubby to get home so I can leave him with the kids and run to Home Depot to see if they have one for me to buy, LOL.
Then again, maybe I should learn about them first. From looking through the posts, I see that they apparently have a dormant period in the winter. I think I've seen them at Home Depot in the house plant section. Do they make good indoor plants, or do they need to be outside in the warmer seasons?
When I've seen them at HD, I had no idea they bloomed, much less that they had such spectacular blooms! Are they related to Mandevilla, or is Mandevilla a type of caudiciform?
I see lots of posts referring to adenium. Are all caudiciforms adenium? Do they all bloom? Is a ponytail plant a type of caudiciform?
What are some good varieties for a first timer, or are they all easy or all difficult? I'm pretty good with outdoor plants, but didn't have much luck with houseplants in the past, so I stopped trying to keep them. But now I just moved into a much larger house which really seems to need plants inside. I have hard floors and large rooms, so I figure more plants will buffer the echo-y-ness of it. Also, I have plenty of natural light now. So I'd like to keep some as houseplants but if they'd be happier outside I also have a big deck area just waiting for some container plants to fill it up!
So please, educate me! What are the basics of caudiciforms?