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Madagascar Palm

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Madagascar Palm

Pachypodium geayi

  • ​Family name: Apocynaceae
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • Height: 15’ – 22’ Width: 4’ – 6’
  • Fragrant white, funnel-shaped flowers bloom late spring through summer, 1’ long spines on trunk make it unsuitable for use close to walkways, gray-green to dark green foliage with pink midrib
  • Full sun, hot temperatures, drought tolerant and is mildly cold and salt tolerant
  • ​Grows best in non-acidic, moderately fertile, porous soil with lusher growth and flowering with bone dry soil in winter and evenly moist soil in summer
  • More difficult to grow than Madagascar Palm - Pachypodium lamerei