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brightcolours

Bird song fills the air in my #subtropical Sunshine Coast hinterland garden. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒดโ˜€๏ธAdjacent to National Park. #queensland #SEQld #SunshineCoast

Pachypodium lamerei

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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brightcolours

Monday 2 October 2017 โ€ข Sculptural, no matter what the season. #Pachypodium #spring #ouch #backgardenbc #subtropical

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Naomi126

๐Ÿ‘Œ

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nej

It's beaut Katie. Won't be long now and it'll be flowering again

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brightcolours

You bet! You can just see signs of the new growth on this stem. While others have no signs at all and other stems have leaves! @nej

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nej

WOO-HOO ๐Ÿ˜ I love spring

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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brightcolours

Sunday 4 June 2017 โ€ข As the night temperatures drop the Pachypodium starts to lose its leaves. #Pachypodium #winter #ouch #backgardenbc #subtropical #bluesky

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christineb

Great shot Katie ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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mariomartins

๐Ÿ˜Ž

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plants

That is a top shot Katie ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘

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SikoMa

#palm ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰

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angiecrazycatlady

Fab shot ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Naomi126

Amazing pic ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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brightcolours

Thanks! Obviously never got back to this post before now... Oops! ๐Ÿ˜ณ Just posted an update. ๐Ÿ˜Š @Naomi126 @angiecrazycatlady @SikoMa @plants @mariomartins @christineb

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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brightcolours

Wednesday 15 March 2017 โ€ข Jumping ant on my Pachypodium. #wildlifewednesday #Pachypodium #autumn #ouch #backgardenbc #subtropical #jumpingant #ozwildlife

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bigemrg

Fantastic closeup Katie!

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mich

Super pic Katie! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’š

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pelly

Great photo Katie. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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lovestogarden

Fabulous ๐Ÿ“ท!

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greenfinger14

Morning Katie ๐Ÿ‘‹ great pic ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

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SylviaDavies

Stunning shot!

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latebloomer

Loaded with fabulousness ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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daisy-jane

Amazing pic Katie ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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juliesgarden

Wow ๐Ÿ‘€

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rachelbrooks

Woah! Fab pic! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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pauline33

Fab shot Katie ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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brightcolours

Wednesday 1 March 2017 โ€ข Second last flower for the season. And a jumping ant making an appearance for #wildlifewednesday #Pachypodium #bloom #white #summer #backgardenbc #subtropical #jumpingant #oznative

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latebloomer

Bravo ๐Ÿ‘ Katie best of photo . Love the heavenly blue sky framing the capture. This is awesome, so wish we could zoom on this app

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SylviaDavies

What a beauty!

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Keely

Fabulous photo Katie have a good day ๐Ÿ˜„

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debs69

Super shot ๐ŸŒบ

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roswel

Great photo๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜™

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justin

Love this pic ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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susanhumphrey333

I predict a winner ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ Stunning

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leisel

Hang on isn't it still only the 1st March 2017 @brightcolours .... lol

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clickchick

Breathtakingly beautiful hun ๐Ÿ˜˜

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juliesgarden

That is a fantastic photo Katie ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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michaelhelou

Were did u get it from i want one

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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brightcolours

Wednesday 1 February 2017 โ€ข Two of the flower stalks are still flowering on the Pachypodium. #bloom #white #summer #Pachypodium #backgardenbc #subtropical

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karmey

Beautiful pic ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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SylviaDavies

A beauty! Again a new one for me!

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cazash

Beautiful ๐Ÿพ

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mikethegardener

@brightcolours Morning Katie. Hope you're keeping well ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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duaneneil

Nice flower very 'pure' looking ๐Ÿ‘

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rachelbrooks

What a perfect bloom ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ beautiful Katie ๐Ÿ’š

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brightcolours

Thank you - the pure white bloom is such a contrast with the spiky branches and trunk! @karmey @SylviaDavies @cazash @duaneneil @rachelbrooks

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brightcolours

Morning Mike! We're still experiencing a run of hot weather so trying to keep hydrated and cool. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Š @mikethegardener

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sabbanrula

Such a graceful flower ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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brightcolours

Most definitely Rula! @sabbanrula

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latebloomer

Classic elegance

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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brightcolours

Wednesday 1 February 2017 โ€ข The end of a branch on the Pachypodium, after the flower stalk has died off. #ouch #summer #Pachypodium #backgardenbc #subtropical #sculptural

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Hut123456789

Wow love it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Sheryl-Anne

Wow thats some structure!

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SikoMa

Love this๐Ÿ˜

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rachelbrooks

Wow! Looks like an alien life form! (Not that I've ever seen one! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜†)

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brightcolours

Definitely other worldly @rachelbrooks

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brightcolours

Thanks, it's a striking feature plant. @SikoMa @Sheryl-Anne @Hut123456789 #featureplant

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purplebird

Closing your eyes awful fast there @rachelbrooks you sure u never saw one?๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

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purplebird

I think it needs #ouchouch for those finger grabbers!๐Ÿค—

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whitesusan

Wouldn't like to meet him on a dark night eh??? @brightcolours!!

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rachelbrooks

Well Michelle...would I know, even if I had?! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค” they could be all around us like in Men in Black! @purplebird

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purplebird

Unless they got to you and your not telling!๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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brightcolours

Pachypodium bloom, kissed with rain yesterday. #bloom #white #summer #Pachypodium #backgardenbc #subtropical

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Muzz67

Gorgeous ...what a great pic Katie !

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Muzz67

Gorgeous ...what a great pic Katie !

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brightcolours

Thanks Jacqui. I ran around after the rain taking so many pics. So stay tuned for, ahem, maybe "one or two" plants... ๐Ÿ˜‰ @Muzz67

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plants

Lovely ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘Œ

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brightcolours

Thanks Judy. @plants

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kerryn777

@brightcolours Thankyou for your input Kerryn 777

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brightcolours

#bestof2016 #succulents

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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brightcolours

Monday 26 December 2016 โ€ข One of the five existing branches on the Pachypodium has divided into two branches. Neither of these branches has flowered this year. #ouch #summer #Pachypodium #backgardenbc #subtropical

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Jason

The stem looks so much like #CrownofThrones

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nej

Gnarley but beautiful

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jolene

Not the sort of branch one wants to lean upon @brightcolours.

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brightcolours

Definitely!! @Jason

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brightcolours

It's beside the pool fence where we put our towels @jolene and towels are regularly caught up in the thorns. ๐Ÿ˜ณ Those thorns are sharp!

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brightcolours

It's an excellent feature plant @nej

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richard.spicer.7906

Look at all those spikes! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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brightcolours

Yup, all the way from top to bottom! @richard.spicer.7906

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brightcolours

Tuesday 20 December 2016 โ€ข Still more blooms to come since the first one nearly three weeks ago. (In the background are: tree fern, palms and bauhinia). #bloom #white #summer #Pachypodium #backgardenbc #subtropical

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nej

Beautiful

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angiecrazycatlady

Wow that's gorgeous so is your lovely blue sky behind it. It's grey here and damp and cold ๐Ÿ˜ก

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh look at the glorious colour and light in your picture - in the uk all of ours have a fog filter ๐ŸŒซ๐ŸŒซ๐ŸŒซ๐ŸŒซ๐ŸŒซ

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mikethegardener

@brightcolours Hi Katie. Lovely to see blue skies, sun and blooming flowers ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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karmey

Love this plant, yours is the first I've seen. I haven't seen it in the garden shops are they easy to find? @brightcolours

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brightcolours

Thanks @nej @karmey Karen: I've seen them at Garden Shows and I know you can get them online.

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brightcolours

Plenty of blue skies and sunshine here! @angiecrazycatlady @carolecuttingitfine @mikethegardener

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karmey

Thanks Katie that's another for my wish list ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜‰ @brightcolours

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful flower and lovely lush backdrop Katie ๐Ÿ˜

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brightcolours

You have to wait a few years till they flower Karen. This is a good article on them: plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com.au/2008/11/tin-woodsman-pachypodium-geayi-and-p.html @karmey

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brightcolours

Thanks @rachelbrooks lots of lush foliage here! ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒบโ˜€๏ธ

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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brightcolours

Thursday 1 December 2016 โ€ข First Pachypodium bloom for the first day of Summer!! โ˜€๏ธ #Pachypodium #backgardenbc #firstbloom #Summer #bluesky #newseason #firstdayofsummer

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susieg

What a great opening ๐Ÿค—

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mkinsey75

So pretty

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brightcolours

Was a lovely start to Summer. @susieg @mkinsey75

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Naomi126

๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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brightcolours

#bestof2016 #succulents

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brightcolours

Thursday 1 December 2016 โ€ข Blue skies for most of today. Some softly falling rain now. Looks like the threatening Super Cell just missed us. #Pachypodium #backgardenbc #firstbloom #Summer #bluesky #newseason #firstdayofsummer

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mikethegardener

@brightcolours Morning Katie. What's a Super Cell...?! ๐Ÿ™„

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brightcolours

Morning Mike! Super Cells are Scary thunderstorms!! On the thunderstorm spectrum, supercells are the least common type of thunderstorm, but they have a high propensity to produce severe weather, including damaging winds and very large hail and they tend to be localised. https://higginsstormchasing.com/what-is-a-supercell/ @mikethegardener

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bigemrg

Looking beautiful against that gorgeous blue sky! Hope the thunderstorms pass you by!

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Stunning ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

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juliesgarden

Lovely ๐Ÿ˜

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mich

Beautiful pic ๐Ÿ˜

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karmey

Lovely photo I haven't seen one before ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚

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ukjohnny

..great picture.. sky makes a fantastic background

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brightcolours

Thanks, it was such a beautiful cloudless sky for most of the day. The late afternoon brought plenty of thunder and lightening with some gentle rain. @ukjohnny @bigemrg

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brightcolours

Pachypodiums are related Frangipanis: you can see the family resemblance. ๐Ÿ˜Š @karmey

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brightcolours

I'd never seen a flower on it till last year even thought it's at least ten years old!! @mich @juliesgarden @lamaisonbleueoleron

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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brightcolours

23 November 2016 โ€ข Buds on my Pachypodium lamerei! #Pachypodium #bud #backgardenbc

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SikoMa

#anticipation ๐Ÿค—

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brightcolours

Very much so Dar! @SikoMa

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brightcolours

#bestof2016 #succulents

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brightcolours

23 November 2016 โ€ข I was very excited to see my Pachypodium lamerei has developed another branch! Beware the sap, which is an irritant. #Pachypodium #ouch #backgardenbc #featureplant #sculptural

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SikoMa

Oh I fancy this one Katie๐Ÿ˜

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deekay

I am getting itchy just looking at it .

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brightcolours

It makes a great sculptural plant Dar! @SikoMa

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juliesgarden

Those spikes look a bit lethal ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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susieg

Beautiful but deadly ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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sabbanrula

It's really pretty but sends a "don't mess with me" vibe

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brightcolours

Definitely a "Don't mess with me plant" ๐Ÿ˜‰ @sabbanrula @susieg @juliesgarden @deekay

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brightcolours

@karmey leaves!

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karmey

Wow ๐Ÿ˜ณ and thorns too @brightcolours

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brightcolours

BIG thorns! Plus "All parts of Pachypodium contain a latex sap which is poisonous" www.ourhouseplants.com/plants/pachypodium @karmey

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brightcolours

14 October 2016 โ€ข Two weeks on from when the leaves first started to re-appear on my Pachypodium lamerei. It doesn't tolerate any frost or prolonged cold, so even here in subtropical Queensland, where a cold winter would be a minimum of 7C, it loses its leaves. Has a very spiny trunk! #newleaves #pachypodium #thorns #ouch #poisonous #milkysap #sapirritant

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bigemrg

Love the look of this against the blue! Great photo!

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juliesgarden

Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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nessas

Fabulous ๐Ÿ˜Š

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AloeThere

Ooh I have one too! One of my faves, leaves are only about 2 1/2 inches so far after reappearing last week, can't wait as they look so cool when they have all their leaves.

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful pic ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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plants

Great pic ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ“ท

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘’

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godfreye

Beautiful blue sky๐Ÿค—

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brightcolours

Belated thanks!! Posted some more pics yesterday as it's just started to bloom. @godfreye @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @plants @lovemygarden65 @nessas @juliesgarden @bigemrg

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brightcolours

How big is yours? @AloeThere

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brightcolours

@Karmey - closeup of leaves.

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brightcolours

30 September 2016 โ€ข Pachypodium lamerei from Southern Madagascar. It doesn't tolerate any frost or prolonged cold, so even here in subtropical Queensland, where a cold winter would be a minimum of 7C, it loses its leaves. It has a spiny trunk which only started to branch in its upper portions two years ago. The bright green oval leaves are just starting to reshoot. #newleaves #pachypodium #thorns #ouch #poisonous #milkysap #sapirritant #spiny #bluesky

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latebloomer

Isn't that a bewitching

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susieg

You'll have to knit it a jumper as it's so #tender ๐ŸŒด

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brightcolours

Thanks Deb. It's fascinating watching the leaves return. @latebloomer

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brightcolours

Ha ha @susieg ! It's exceedingly happy where it and flowered for the first time last year, which the butterflies loved!

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latebloomer

Would you please post some progressive photos Katie @brightcolours as it's worth watching, waiting

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brightcolours

#spiderweb #cobweb

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brightcolours

I sure will be posting progressive pics Deb now that I've added it as one of my plants. Must keep adding more plants. @latebloomer

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brightcolours

30 September 2016 โ€ข Pachypodium lamerei from Southern Madagascar. It doesn't tolerate any frost or prolonged cold, so even here in subtropical Queensland, where a cold winter would be a minimum of 7C, it loses its leaves. It has a spiny trunk which only started to branch in its upper portions two years ago. The bright green oval leaves are just starting to reshoot. #newleaves #pachypodium #thorns #ouch #poisonous #milkysap #sapirritant #spiny #bluesky

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latebloomer

Shapely and very statuesque

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rachelbrooks

Very unusual Katie and loving that blue sky! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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susieg

Great pic ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Wonderful ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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juliesgarden

Wow ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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Jason

Very unusual

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blasome

Love it...

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brightcolours

Thanks Deb! It's very sculptural and you can see the left hand branch has decided to branch again. @latebloomer

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brightcolours

Thank you!! Was a fabulous blue sky day and shows off the shape of this Pachypodium very well. @blasome @Jason @juliesgarden @lamaisonbleueoleron @susieg @rachelbrooks

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latebloomer

Looks like it is pointing โ˜๏ธ at something Katie @brightcolours

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Acetaker

WOW!! LOVE IT!

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brightcolours

30 September 2016 โ€ข Pachypodium lamerei from Southern Madagascar. It doesn't tolerate any frost or prolonged cold, so even here in subtropical Queensland, where a cold winter would be a minimum of 7C, it loses its leaves. It has a spiny trunk which only started to branch in its upper portions two years ago. The bright green oval leaves are just starting to reshoot. #newleaves #pachypodium #thorns #ouch #poisonous #milkysap #sapirritant #bluesky

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bigemrg

Impressive plant - impressive blue sky!

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latebloomer

Living sculpture

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brightcolours

Spot on Deb!! @latebloomer

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brightcolours

Thanks Ian, I'd been waiting for a cloudless, blue sky day to take photos to show off the shape of this Pachypodium! Those leaves start powering along from here on. @bigemrg

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