Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&
Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant&

Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's Trunk large

This plant is in a 6 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 BARE ROOT.

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.


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Blooming Season July to october
Common Name Halfmens or elephants trunk
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Sulphur yellow
Frost Tolerance -5° C
Growth Rate Slow groth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 8.0'
Origin Namibia
Pot Size 6 inch
Scientific Name Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's Trunk large
Shape V-shape.
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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Michael R. Scott
United States United States

Great Plant

Really well grown, every thing it was supposed to be. Fast shipping. I’m entirely satisfied.

Fred S.
United States United States

Elephant's Trunk Review

Good plant which in good shape, unique - nice addition

Steven M.
United States United States

My Pachypodium namaquanum

I was very please with the condition I received my Pachypodium. I was a little surprise that it came bare rooted. All my previous orders were shipped potted and extremely well packaged. The plant appeared to be extremely health with a excellent root system. It was quickly potted and appears to be thriving after two weeks. I would recommend this nursery to everyone based on their high quality of their plants and how well they are package for shipment.

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Thomas T.

Much bigger than expected and that's a goo...

Much bigger than expected and that's a good thing! Wrapping was good!

Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant's Trunk large

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.