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Fat Plants Can Be a Great Hobby

Fat Plants Can Be a Great Hobby

Fat Plant Caudiciforms

Finding Out More About Fat Plants (Caudiciforms)

There are three types of succulent plants. Those that have succulent tissue in the stems; those with succulent leaves, and plant that have water retentive capability in the trunk and roots. And there are some plants that have succulent tissue in more than one place.

Most of the plants discussed on this site store survival juices in the base of the plant. A caudex or pachycaul plant can attain a very wide base and or tuberous roots. For example, the plant below, Dioscorea elephantipes, grows a very large fissured ball shaped base.

Example Fat Plants Available

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Drimiopsis kirkii Spotted Wide Leaves BulbDrimiopsis kirkii Spotted Wide Leaves BulbDrimiopsis kirkii has large green spotted leaves
Euphorbia esculenta Rare Caudex Forming Medusa Head 36Euphorbia esculenta Rare Caudex Forming Medusa Head 36Euphorbia esculenta is a slow growing Medusa head succulent plant from southern Africa.
Gerardanthus macrorhizus 16Gerardanthus macrorhizus 16

Gerardanthus macrorhizus is a caudex forming vine plant

Operculicarya decaryi Unique Pimpled Bark Bonsai TreeOperculicarya decaryi Unique Pimpled Bark Bonsai TreeOperculicarya decaryi information and offering
Pseudobombax ellipticum Ball Trunk, Large Leaves, Sparkly Fountain Flowers 60Pseudobombax ellipticum Ball Trunk, Large Leaves, Sparkly Fountain Flowers 60
Tylecodon dinteri Fat Green Branches Winter Grower 12Tylecodon dinteri Fat Green Branches Winter Grower 12Tylecodon from the South African deserts are winter growers.
Tylecodon dinteri Fat Green Branches Winter Grower 33Tylecodon dinteri Fat Green Branches Winter Grower 33Tylecodon from the South African deserts are winter growers.