The caudiciform plants They are wonderful. All have an incredible ornamental value, since they have the characteristic that they give that exotic touch that is so sought after in gardens. There are many different species, each more interesting. Some we can start to see in botanical gardens, while others we can only find in private collections.
I’m going to tell you which are the easiest to get, and also a list of tips for you to enjoy of them. You will see how it is not complicated.
Surely it is the most popular of all, and its flowers are very beautiful, right? The Desert rosewhose scientific name is Adenium obeselives in South Africa. Its trunk can thicken up to a meter in diameter, with a height of no more than three meters.
It has a rather slow growth, but if it is fertilized during the growth period, that is, from spring to early autumn, it will grow somewhat faster. And with more energy.
The Pachypodium They are caudiciform plants that are gaining more and more prominence in gardens and collections, especially Pachypodium lamerei, which is one of the most resistant to cold. Native to the African continent, they grow as trees or shrubs with stems with or without thorns. Its flowers are white, fragrant, and appear in summer.
Its growth rate is relatively fast.
The gender of Elephant foot It is very wide, so much so that we can find them in all tropical and temperate climates around the world. They behave like climbers reaching a height of ten meters.
They grow very well in pots.
The care they need is, as a general rule:
- Warm climate, free of frost, or failing that, a greenhouse
- Substrate that facilitates drainage
- Waterings spaced, allowing the soil to dry completely before watering again
- Fertilize from spring to autumn with a universal or organic fertilizer
- They can be had both in pot and in the garden
- Spray them occasionally with Neem oil to avoid mealybug pests
Caudiciform plants are very pretty, don’t you think? You have someone?