To B (X) or not to B (X) ?

James Waddick
Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:03:23 PDT
Dear Dell et al,
	I know we have gotten very expansive in our inclusion of 
'bulbous' topics and plant materials included in the BX, but I wonder 
if this is going too far.

	I am ready to donate a dozen or more small plants of 
Euphorbis decaryi 'Nova'…

	This is tropical succulent from Madagascar that only grows a 
few inches tall with a crown of wrinkled succulent foliage.  	I 
grow this in a shallow, but wide pot and in a short time it fills the 
pot. This species is dioecious, the sexes are in separate plants and 
I can't recall, but this either a male or female (that's a joke, 
guys) . Its small pendant flowers are insignificant.
So why even think to donate to the PBS BX?

	Although the plant is only a few inches tall, it makes fairly 
large white underground storage roots. These can wander up to 4 or 5 
inches and some will, form new plants on the end (rhizomes?), but 
others seem destined simply for storage.  So they are geophytes or 

	But is there  an interest in a house plant, succulent?  Dell, 
you get the biggest vote, but appreciate interest in others.

	If there's interest, I'll send the Dell next week. 
	Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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