Pachypodium lamerei Madagascar Palm Plant
(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
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
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz