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• Roseville gardener Candice Suter, author of Sweetstuff’s Sassy Succulents, rescues twin palms nicknamed Dr. Seuss:
“I have a couple of ponytail palms that grow inside the house and I really love their look. They are pretty slow growers and I don’t have to water them much like most succulents. They have a caudex or trunk above ground that stores water. I can tell they need water when the caudex shrinks a bit. It plumps back up after watering. Their actual name is Beaucarnea recurvata. They are great in bonsai arrangements and will conform to any size pot.
“So, when I walked into Green Acres Nursery here in Roseville and saw this mammoth double palm for only $45 with a name attached to it – Dr. Seuss – I got excited. But at the time I was reluctant to spend the money. The original price had been $185 and somehow these two twin palms were jammed into the black nursery pot. Even the roots were showing and it needed light and was getting elongated. So I actually left the store without it. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it and two days later I went back and bought the poor thing and wrestled it into my car.”
Read more (and see photos of her Dr. Seuss twins) at: www.sweetstuffssassysucculents.com.