Are Pachypodium spines poisonous?
Hi everyone -
About a month and a half ago I was taking all my plants inside and my Pachypodium gouged my index finger pretty good. I thought I had gotten the sliver out until I bent my finger and noticed a sharp pain. There was one more sliver that I missed and quickly removed. Well - since then my finger has never really been the same. The spine poked me right on the middle joint of the finger and it's still painful there when I try to bend it. I can't fully bend it, either. Everything I've read says that Pachy's aren't poisonous - but my finger even looks a little disfigured now! And, a tiny bit puffy. Has anyone had any similar experiences with those vicious Pachypodium spines? This is a fairly large plant - about 2 1/2 or 3 ft. tall. Thanks!