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Quick Stop Palms # 2 : Some of the more interesting Succulents / Cacti of Tohono Chul Park

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Aside from the Nacapule Canyon Display, Tohono Chul is another great spot for interesting Cacti / Succulent-  type plants, particularly since, unlike Desert Botanical, Tohono Chul can occasionally receive snow in the winter, and sits 1,000ft ( give or take ) higher in elevation than DBG.  While most of the cacti / succulents here can tolerate the occasional cold, a few less seemingly hardy things actually look better here, than specimens i have seen at Desert Botanical.

A couple Agave..

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Newer display ( Don't recall it being here in '17 )  of some interesting, smaller Cacti.. Like the stone used here..
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Good sized Organ Pipe ( Stenocereus thurberi )
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Various Aloe
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Aloe " Hurcules ", now a little beast ( have to look over the older pictures, but don't think it was over 5' last time i was here.. certainly hadn't started branching. )
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Excellent Deuterocohnia  specimen.. Some other Dyckia / Hechtia around the garden, noticed several looked like something had munched 'em down to almost nothing though..  Probably Javalina ..or
Rabbits.

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Pachypodium geayi, i think..  regardless, a bit surprised to see such a big specimen here.. yet can't think of seeing one -of a similar size- anywhere in Phoenix ( that i have been ). A couple i remember from Desert Botanical always looked tired / burnt out from the heat.. Lost all of mine ( much smaller and kept out of the sun ) Could be bad positioning ( too much sun.. ) or something else that keeps bigger Pachypodium from being a more common sight in landscapes around Phoenix ( ...or i haven't looked around enough, lol.:mrlooney: )
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