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Giant Thevetia (Thevetia thevetiodes) and I at Quail Botanical Gardens

Giant Thevetia (Thevetia thevetiodes) and I at Quail Botanical Gardens (Thevetia thevetiodes)

I went to Quail B.G. (San Diego Botanical Gardens) in Encinitas today. It was hot and humid. I was standing in front of the Giant Thevetia. Photo taken Sept. 5, 2017.

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Looks like the drought is over! Green is better than brown. Nice hat!

6 Sep, 2017


Well, the drought is officially over; however, it's been super dry...some areas are still a level 2 drought conditions. I hope we receive a lot of rain this year so the drought can really be over here in San Diego.

Yes, I use this hat all the time. With the horrible heat that we've had I need it.

6 Sep, 2017


You certainly need more rain . The thevetia is stunning

6 Sep, 2017


Yes, we need a lot more rain. There's so many large, old trees dying in Balboa Park. It's so, so sad! :>((

Luckily, Thevetia is very drought tolerant. I have seen some very old ones around die from the extreme six year drought, though.

6 Sep, 2017


What a beautiful flowering trèe lovely foliage that looks topcal to nice to see yellow flowers. Its nice to see you Andy and now we can put a face to your name. ☺

6 Sep, 2017


Yes, the Giant Thevetia is such a beautiful tropical flowering tree. It's native to southern Mexico.

7 Sep, 2017


That's a lovely looking tree!

Nice to meet you! ??

7 Sep, 2017


Its big. Berkeley's is good sized,but not that far overhead.

They planted a couple of wine palms too I see next to you.

7 Sep, 2017


I would never of thought it was a native to Mexico when I think of Mexivo I think Cacti lol. its watching all those cowboy film s when young and even now ?

7 Sep, 2017


Balcony, Thanks! :>))

8 Sep, 2017



This is actually a smaller tree. I've seen some much larger Thevetia thevetoides around San Diego. Thevetia peruviana is much more common, though. It's planted a lot along the freeways here.

Those are not Chilean wine palms. One is a cycad and the other is a Sabal species. :>))

8 Sep, 2017

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