Madagascar Palm (Pachypodium lamerei)


Not a PALM or a CACTUS, this spiney, leafy succulent is native to Madagascar and photosynthesizes primarily through its barrel-like trunk! These rather fast growing plants can reach up to 20’ feet tall with age! It is normal for the leaves to fall off in the winter months, re-leafing out in the spring/summer months. To keep happy and healthy, they prefer bright, direct light and warmth. Place in SOUTH-facing windows for best lighting. Water only when the soil is dry and decrease watering during the cooler winter months. If all leaves fall off, stop watering and wait until spring.