Making it through Winter

Yes, it seems like we've made it through another winter, but with that title I'm not talking about myself.

I'm talking about my Pachypodium lamerei: it has managed to keep a leaf, and I'm just about ready to move it back outside!


This has not happened before, as usually the leaves all fall sometime in December and January. I suppose the fact that the first frost was pretty late meant that I could bring this indoors a few weeks later, but it still seems like this leaf held on for a lot longer than normal.

Maybe it's because the plant lost a branch last summer, so the plant was keeping each leaf more dear than usual?

Technically there are two leaves left... the offset at the base of the plant is still holding one too, tiny as it is.

I hope this means a quicker wake-up once it goes outside later this week!


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Mark and Gaz  – (April 18, 2018 at 5:26 AM)  

Every bit of leaf intact that brings cholorophyll will certainly help!

outlawgardener  – (April 18, 2018 at 9:09 AM)  

Sweet. What a happy time when we get to move all of the tender plants back outside for the summer.

danger garden  – (April 18, 2018 at 10:53 AM)  

Yay for spring! Mine have all kept a few leaves this year, certainly a bonus.

Alan  – (April 19, 2018 at 11:56 AM)  

And of course as soon as I brought this outside the temperature dropped unexpectedly, and I felt I needed to bring it back inside. So dangerous to move!

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