Pachypodium lamerei - Madagascar Palm
More closely related to a Hoya than a cactus, this spiky succulent plant from Madagascar grows a thick trunk and long lanceolate leaves. Pachypodium lamerei is also called Madagascar Palm because it grows new leaves at its crown and loses the older, lower leaves. The leafy top of the plant gives it a tree-like appearance, a perfect accent for a bright window.
• Light: Bright light. Direct light preferred.
• Water: Drought tolerant. Water when soil is dry. Reduce watering frequency in winter.
• Considerations: Use well-draining soil and a pot with drainage hole. This plant is semi-deciduous and can lose its leaves if exposed to cold weather or low light. The plant will quickly regenerate with the warmth and light of spring.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Pachypodium lamerei that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
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