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head_cutterMay 23, 2013

One of the signs that the economy is tanking here is the amount of plants/trees showing up for sale on the street almost daily; with sharply reduced prices. The prices of even poorly conceived bonsai went through the roof a few years ago. Now, eating is becoming more important than hanging onto a tree.

During the Tet holiday this tree would have been worth the inflated price of $2-300 USD. Going for coffee on day I found it for 300,000 VND or about $15. My wife went back and bargained a little - bought it for 220,000 VND.

3 feet tall, nice 'foot', pretty nice root system.

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head_cutter

As I found it.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 11:11PM
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head_cutter

In a junk pot for a while and better soil to allow it to fill out again then - back to work!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 11:15PM
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head_cutter

Not quite a month, update. Regular feeding has started an explosion of new growth. Time to chase it back very hard once again.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 3:16AM
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asclepchris(5)

Would like to buy seeds from you of any caudiciform succulent you might come across. Looking for Adenium, Pachypodium and Pelargonium. We could also trade

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 10:50AM
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head_cutter

To the poster above - Sorry but, even if I could send them out of the country they probably wouldn't make it out of quarantine in yours (USA?)

Chased things back a little this morning - may still take off one large branch which would make the design much better. Thinking about it...

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 1:11AM
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frozenlarch

The nebari on that 15 dollar tree tells the whole story. My eyes can't help but be drawn to it.

Great find!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 12:20PM
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head_cutter

Last big cut, time to let it grow in again. Yep FL, the nebari as well as the movement caught my eye on the street. All I had to do was spread the roots a little and re-set it then go to work. Should be decent looking in about a year =)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 9:31PM
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