Didierea madagascariensis - Madagascar Octopus Tree

SKU: MYBG-CACT-DIDI-DIMA
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Rs.2,500
Pot size: 5"

Genus

Didierea

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

Size

Medium

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Didierea Badagascariensis is a spiny, succulent thorn-bush tree which can reach 4 to 6 meters,columnar at first, later branching.

Didierea Madagascariensis

    Family

    Didiereaceae

    Origin

    South Madagascar

    Description

    Didierea Badagascariensis is a spiny, succulent thorn-bush tree which can reach 4 to 6 meters,columnar at first, later branching. These hardy drought-resistant plants appear as a spine-encrusted mass of branches. The thin, grayish-green strip-like, dry deciduous leaves are well protected between the large, branched spines. The flowers are inconspicuous and male and female flowers appear on separate plants.

    Environment

    Use a very draining but rich soil, and not too much sun. Octopus tree can take a good deal of water during active growth and should be watered only when not dormant. Keep mostly dry during its long dormancy in winter

    Landscape Use

    A very unusual plant for the dry tropical or warm temperate garden.

    The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

    For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

    Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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