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Pachypodium saundersii

Madagascar Palm

Pachypodium saundersii

Care
  1. Lighting
    Pachypodium saundersii likes to be placed in partial to full sun with a minimum of 3 hours direct sunlight per day. Summer afternoon sun is welcome.
  2. Soil
    Standard mixes for cacti and succulents can be used.
  3. Watering
    Let the soil dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed somewhat cooler during winter or if Pachypodium saundersii has dropped its leaves in fall.
  4. Feeding
    Feed from spring to fall with standard liquid fertilizer (every 4th to 8th week), spikes or granules (2 to 3 monthly).
    New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
  5. Temperature
    Pachypodium saundersii can be grown warm the year round. A winter rest period at about 15 °C (59 °F) is also fine. Minimum temperature is 10 °C (54 °F).
  6. Pruning
    From spring to summer. Cut carefully because contact with the plant sap can cause skin irritation.
  7. Propagation
    Seeds and cuttings

Pachypodium saundersii

Pachypodium saundersii

Pachypodium saundersii

Pachypodium saundersii cutting

At about 25 °C (77 °F) cuttings root in 4 to 8 weeks.

Profile
  1. Scientific name
    Pachypodium saundersii
  2. Common name(s)
    Madagascar Palm
  3. Family
    Apocynaceae
  4. Origin
    Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  5. Height
    Up to 1.5 m
  6. Toxic
    Yes all plant parts