Pachpodium keeps providing

The Pacypodium lamerei just keeps going. Blooming for months, providing shelter for a growing mantis (since moved on), and now, well...


...more of the same. With a little surprise.



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The blooms are not perfect...


...but keep on coming.

They do create a bit of a mess on the foliage though, but somebody has used those brown blobs of detritus to their advantage.


Did you spot it in the photo above?

Here's another clue:


One of the big spiders that makes autumn so exciting in the garden has decided that the spiky trunk is the perfect spot to wait out the days:


It looks remarkably like the blobs of brown petals stuck to the foliage!

Not when it's out in its web of course, as I saw the next morning:



I'm just thankful that it spun its web someplace out of the walkway!

I'll have to check this plant thoroughly when I'm ready to bring it into the house. I surely don't need a huge spider climbing down me as I wrestle this spiked beauty into its winter resting spot!

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Studio Maywyn  – (October 10, 2016 at 9:29 AM)  

Great photos
I'm glad the spider doesn't resemble a bagel with tomato slices and feta cheese. :)

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (October 10, 2016 at 11:38 AM)  

This is one amazing plant on so many levels! The flowers remind me a lot of oleanders. I did a quick Google search, and they're in the same family.

outlawgardener  – (October 11, 2016 at 9:06 AM)  

Spiders are such cool creatures but you're right, you don't need one falling on you as you wrestle your plant back inside for the winter. What a great plant!

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