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Posted by head_cutter Vietnam (My Page) on
Thu, May 23, 13 at 23:08

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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As I found it.


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


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


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Neat plant

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


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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...


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

Great find!


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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 =)


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