Pachypodium rosulatum
Pachypodium rosulatum
Pachypodium rosulatum
Pachypodium rosulatum
Pachypodium rosulatum
Pachypodium rosulatum
Pachypodium rosulatum

Pachypodium rosulatum Elephant Foot Tree

(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).

The succulent Pachypodium rosulatum is commonly known as the Elephant foot tree or the Cactus Pachypodium. This exotic species grows to a height of 5 feet in its natural habitat. Still, in the garden, it is a shrubby caudiciform characterized by a bottle-shaped swollen spineless trunk. This brownish-silver plant has several arms marked by thorns. The Elephant foot leaves grow in a rosette formation, dark-green and elliptical in shape. Native to Madagascar & South Africa, it belongs to the Apocynaceae family. Between Spring and summer, the plant bears unique yellow-colored flowers. It requires full to partial sun for the best growth. It can tolerate sub-zero temperatures, but it is always safer to get it inside during winters as it is not frost-hardy. The winter-dormant Elephant foot plant has a moderate growth rate.

Growth Rate

This attractive plant has a moderate growth rate.


Between Spring and summer, the Elephant's foot plant bears yellow-colored flowers.

Watering and Feeding

Offer infrequent watering to the plant during the growing season and stop watering from late Fall to early Spring.


One important Elephant's foot plant care tip is that it requires well-drained soil for staying healthy.


The hardiness zone for this succulent is 10a to 11b. It is not frost-hardy; hence, get it indoors during winter.


This species requires full to partial sun to grow happily.


The best way of propagation is through seeds. You can use stem cuttings for propagation as well.

There are a few places on the Earth where it is believed that the Elephant's foot is a medicinal plant. However, please consult with an expert before using it accordingly. You can buy the Pachypodium rosulatum for sale from Planet Desert.

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Blooming Season Spring
Common Name Elephant's Foot Plant
Dormancy Summer
Family Cactaceae
Flower Red
Frost Tolerance 22 f
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 6a
Height 25-30 cm
Origin Madagascar.
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Pachypodium rosulatum
Shape Rosette-forming
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Bob K.

Great little starter plant in perfect heal...

Great little starter plant in perfect health and leaf. Very sturdy trunk and plump, thanks to the sellers' care. I hope I can keep it up as it appears to be a very interesting species.

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Tiny, shriveled.

Plant was way too small for 4” pot. Would have been small for a 2” pot. Not only that, it was shriveled, like it hadn’t been watered for a long time, not just from shipping.

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Pachypodium rosulatum

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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.