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  Pachypodium rosulatum forma cristata CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Pachypodium rosulatum forma cristata
 

Description: Pachypodium rosulatum forma cristata is a very rare and nice succulent with a thin crested trunk. The purplish-gray stem will form a convoluted fan-shaped  cluster. The comb-shaped foliage is arranged only at the top of the trunk .

Culture: A
draining cactus potting mix and a good water supply is all this plant needs, it like full sun to light shade with warm temperatures. It tends to lose its leave and go dormant in winter. It then needs very little water. Repot the plant every 2-3 years.
 


Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Pachypodium rosulatus complex
(This Taxon has several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude of different forms, but where each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics):


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Family: Apocynaceae

Scientific name:  Pachypodium rosulatum Baker
in Journ. Bot. 20: 219 (1882)

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix II

 


The crests of Pachypodium rosulatum  are rare and hard to find in cultivation because they need a sophisticated grafting technique.
To do this work (since this kind of crest are very thin, sometime only 1 or 2 mm) it is required a high degree of skill and a quiet hand!

 
 





 

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