Pachypodium Lamerei

MYBG-PALA


Type: Plants

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Madagascar Palm

Family

Apocynaceae

Origin

Madagascar

Description

Pachypodium lamerei is a semi deciduous succulent stemmed tree, up to 20 feet (6 m) tall and up to 1 foot (30 cm) in diameter. Silver-gray trunk covered with sharp up to 2.4 inches (6 cm) long spines, which is generally solitary or scarcely branched. Leaves are green, long, narrow, arranged spirally, mostly just at the top of the plant. Flowers are white with yellow center, up to 3.1 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Seed pods look like cucumbers.

Environment

Pachypodiums require good amount of sunlight . Unlike other succulents, it needs lot of water in summers. The plants need regularly water to replenish its moisture reserves in the rest period.

Landscape Uses

Use this tall, architecturally striking succulent in a rock garden among cactus and other frost-tender succulents. When smaller, it makes an acceptable potted specimen, too.


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