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Madagascar Palm

Madagascar Palm

Regular price $50.60 USD
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Plant Type: Succulents
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: white or pale yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Madagascar Palm, scientifically known as Pachypodium lamerei, is a unique plant that, despite its name, is not a true palm. This succulent, native to Madagascar, is known for its striking appearance. Indoors, it typically reaches 4 to 6 feet in height, but it can grow taller in its natural outdoor habitat.

The Madagascar Palm features a thick, spiny trunk that serves as a water reservoir, making it well-suited for arid conditions. Atop this trunk, the plant sports long, narrow leaves that are clustered at the top, resembling a palm tree's foliage. The leaves are green and glossy, adding a lush appearance to the spiny, rugged trunk.

Adapted to sunny environments, Pachypodium lamerei thrives in full sun. It prefers well-drained soil and requires minimal watering, making it a drought-tolerant and low-maintenance choice for gardeners.

Though it doesn't frequently bloom, when the Madagascar Palm flowers, it produces attractive white or pale yellow flowers. These blooms typically appear at the top of the plant during the summer.

The Madagascar Palm is often used as an ornamental plant in landscaping and as a container plant. Its exotic, palm-like appearance makes it a popular choice for adding a tropical touch to gardens or indoor spaces. However, due to its sharp spines, it should be placed carefully, especially in homes with children or pets. In colder climates, it's often grown indoors or brought inside during winter to protect it from frost.

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