Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk - Planet Desert

Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk

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Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's trunk

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Native to Namibia this nice succulent plant can grow up to 4 meters. The warty trunk, thickset at the base and tapering to the top, is densely covered in sharp spines. Where damaged, the trunk produces side-branches that immediately curve back to the vertical. While the very top of the plant is usually bent to the north. There is a crown or tuft of undulate leaves at the apex of the trunk during the growing season which is throughout the winter months. The tubular velvet-textured flowers appear from August to October and result in twin seedpods in a V-shape.

Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 11-12
Frost tolerance: Will take some light frost
Sun exposure: Light shade to full sun
Origin: Namibia, South Africa
Growth habits: Shrub or small tree, growing extremely slowly to 10" (3 m)
Watering needs: Moderate water during the growing season
Propagation: Seeds
Cultural practices: Pachypodium namaquanum is a winter grower, it grows from August to November. Give it water during this growing period, and minimum to no water the rest of the time
Blooming habits: The Pachypodium namaquanum generally blooms at 6 year old or older, about 12" tall (30 cm). The petals have dark red tips. The plant has another flush of leaves after blooming.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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MB
07/04/2020
Michael B.
United States United States
Great product

Small but healthy plant! Like that it came potted to protect the roots.

GV
06/03/2020
Gary V.
United States United States
Pachypodium description

The Pachypodium arrived well packed & in a small plastic pot with dirt. Within 4 days the plant lost all 6 of its leaves but now, 9 days later, I notice 4 new leaves emerging.

KW
10/07/2019
Kasandra W.
United States United States
Beautiful specimen

I rcvd a well packed, very healthy specimen, I'm keeping it in its original pot and soil for the time being so it has a chance to acclimatize. Very thrilled.

AT
08/20/2019
Anthony T.
United States United States
Recent purchase

Excellent