The common name of the Pachypodium Lamerei is 'Madagascar Palm Plant.' This interesting species can grow up to great height, between 4 to 8 meters, if taken care of. The columnar-shaped succulent belongs to the Apocynaceae family and has its origin in Madagascar. The species has winter dormancy and is easy to grow in well-drained soil.
Madagascar palm is an undemanding fast-growing plant.
This plant bears delicate white flowers with a characteristic yellow center. The blooming season is summer.
Watering and Feeding
Pachypodium Lamerei must be watered only when the topsoil is dry as it needs just enough water to keep the surface from drying. The plant needs less water during its dormancy in winters.
This popular houseplant needs well-drained soil. Make sure that the pot has sufficient drainage holes to let the water drain off effectively.
Madagascar Palm has a frost tolerance of -6.7° C (19.94° F). The plant is hardy in zones 9 to 11.
Pachypodium Lamerei requires light shade with abundant sunlight to grow. The plant should be placed outdoors when the temperature is above 21° C (69.8° F); otherwise, it should be kept indoors near a window.
You can easily propagate this variety from seeds or stem-tip cuttings.
Pachypodium Lamerei 'Madagascar Palm Plant' is an attractive semi-deciduous tree suitable for both indoors & outdoors. It is a novel gift for succulent lovers too.
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|Common Name||Madagascar palm plant|
|Frost Tolerance||−6.7 °c|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9 – 11|
|Scientific Name||Pachypodium Lamerei|
|Sun Exposure||Light shade|