Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Pachypodium Succulentum In Flower
I really shouldn't surprised that my Pachypodium Succulentum started flowering in December. Last year, if I remember correctly, it flowered in winter as well. However I had basically been putting this plant through the motions of getting it to go into dormancy. It didn't get any water since mid November and I was almost ready to put it in a cooler spot. But just in time for Christmas it has decided to bloom with its candy striped flowers. In the end I am glad I decided to prune them in early spring.
So far there are just two branches in bud, so it won't make much of a show piece, still there are plenty more flowers to come.