Thursday, May 27, 2010

Uncarina grandidieri

Uncarina grandidieri is a small tree with a fat caudiciform base, originally from Madagascar. The eight foot high specimen at UConn flowers profusely every spring as it begins its growing season. During the warmer months, when Uncarina plants are active, they can be treated like tropicals, and watered and fertilized generously. In the winter, they are deciduous, and can be kept nearly dry.