Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pachypodium brevicaule

Because we have so many different succulent plants around our house and nursery, we've never really had room for a lot of very big plants. Some of the larger pachypodiums are a case in point. But this is another matter, as it's a dwarf, staying quite small. It can be difficult to grow on its own roots and is especially sensitive to cold and wet conditions. On the other hand, it doesn't really like to have its roots totally dry out. But the challenge is worth it for these unique little beauties.


  1. From experience I can tell that it is one of the hardest plants to keep :)

    1. Yes. That's why it's often grafted. I assure you, we've lost our share of these plants over the years, but it's not impossible. Just extremely difficult.