(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Also known as Madagascar Palm, this succulent plant has large thorns and leaves mostly just at the top of the plant. It will produce large, fragrant flowers. The species has become one of the best known Pachypodiums in cultivation. Pachypodium lamerei has a tall, silvery-gray trunk covered with sharp 6.25 cm spines. Long, narrow leaves grow only at the top of the trunk, like a palm tree. It rarely branches. When growing outdoors, it can reach up to 6 meters. When grown indoors, it will slowly reach 1.2-1.8 meters tall.
Recommended temperature zone: Sunset: 13,25, USDA: 10-12 Frost tolerance: Semi tender, protect it, or keep it in container Sun exposure: Light shade Origin: Madagascar Growth habits: Deciduous tree, 8" tall (2.4 m), or more with optimal conditions Watering needs: Regular water when the plant has leaves, else occasional water Propagation: Seeds, cuttings Blooming habits: Large, fragrant flowers
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It was great purchasing from Planet Desert for the second time now. Each experience has been great from the easy shopping experience, fast shipping and I cannot tell you how much care they put into packaging each item.
Waited a few months to review so I could see some longer term results, and they have been great! Plant is happy and healthy with plenty of new growth. I even ordered mine during the dead of winter which was probably a bad idea, but I couldn’t resist. I added the heat pack but it was cold by the time I opened the box. Shipping was prompt though, took exactly the 3 days it said it would. The plant was pretty sad looking coming out of the box. That being said, I don’t think you could really do much better. The leaves were all pulled up and bundled, all the soil/rock was secured under plastic and rubber bands. The whole thing was then wrapped and padded. Interstate shipping is just guaranteed to be a rough time for a little box. I trimmed off the couple leaves that were damaged and gently bent the others back down a bit. Repotted and put it in a sunny window. 6 months later it looks fantastic!
The plant arrived well wrapped and in pretty good condition. I was just a bit disappointed that it did not look like the one pictured on your website. It is a bit smaller and less full. I am looking forward to when the 8 inch plants are again available.