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Pachypodium sp., Pachypodium
Pachypodium geayi

Pachypodium sp.

Pachypodium
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Pachypodium is a weird succulent with a thick, spiny gray trunk. They are scarcely branched and the base is spindle-shaped. The trunk is covered with spines and the foliage is arranged spirally at the top. Pachypodium needs full sun to light shade with warm temperatures. Water sparingly and do not fertilize. Do not water in the winter months when there is no foliage. Repot the plant every 3 years; this is quite tricky given all the spines. The best way is to wrap several layers of newspaper around the trunk where it is to be handled.


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Pachypodium geayi - seeds

Pachypodium is a weird succulent with a thick, spiny gray trunk. They are scarcely branched and the base is spindle-shaped. The trunk is covered with spines and the foliage is arranged spirally at the top.
Use well drained soil mix. Barely cover the seeds. Keep warm and in bright light. Water when soil is nearly dry.
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