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Pachypodium lamerii, Madagascar Palm

Pachypodium lamerii, Madagascar Palm

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Madagascar Palm

A slow growing succulent that can reach twenty feet.  It has very sharp spines on its trunk.  The trunk becomes swollen over time, the botanical name means thick foot.  White flowers bloom in the summer.  Cold can damage the Madagascar Palm and the plant will get rot- the ends of the branches will look withered, soft and mushy.  The damaged branches can be pruned back.

- Best in full sun

- Best in sandy soil

Let the soil dry out between waterings - if the plant is overwatered, it will rot the trunk

- Drought tolerant