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Madagascar Palm in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pachypodium lamerei

 

Madagascar Palm

Pachypodium lamerei has large thorns which adorn its tall stem and the sparce, dark-green waxy leaves grow just at the top of the plant. It is a stem succulent that bears large, fragrant flowers. One of the best known pachypodiums in cultivation, as it is easy to propagate and grow. In cultivation it is often marketed as the "Madagascar Palm".

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plant Features
  • Madagascar Palm likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Madagascar Palm likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Madagascar Palm is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Madagascar Palm likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Madagascar Palm

Latin name

Pachypodium lamerei

type

Succulent

family

Apocynaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Madagascar Palm likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Madagascar Palm is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Madagascar Palm likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Madagascar Palm likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Madagascar Palm is 0.50meters x 0.25meters 0.50 M 0.25 M

Pachypodium lamerei

Pachypodium lamerei has large thorns which adorn its tall stem and the sparce, dark-green waxy leaves grow just at the top of the plant. It is a stem succulent that bears large, fragrant flowers. One of the best known pachypodiums in cultivation, as it is easy to propagate and grow. In cultivation it is often marketed as the "Madagascar Palm".


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Young pot grown plants can be sourced from specialist growers and should be potted on every three to four years.

 
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