The silver metallic swollen stem has a turf of leaves coming from the top. As they age they drop and slowly the trunk grows. Sines cover the trunk that are grouped in threes. The “fourth” location in the grouping is where the leaf used to be.
A mature plant can grow to 20′ tall outdoors although it is likely to remain much smaller when pot grown. Outdoor plants may bloom. Flowers are white and fragrant.
Pronunciation: pak-uh-PO-dee-um la-MER-ee-eye
Species Meaning: named after La Mere
Pachypodium Lamerei is native to Madagascar.
Needs a very sunny spot. They do most of their growing in summer and should be watered liberally during the growth phase. However, in winter, the roots will rot if given too much water. Cut back to once or twice a month.
Seeds should be soaked in warm water overnight. Bottom heat may be beneficial.
Pachypodium rutenbergianum var. lamerei.
All parts of this plant are toxic
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20123
We acquired this plant from NW Cactus & Succulents.