How to grow Pachypodium

Pachypodium grow and care – succulent shrub or small tree of the genus Pachypodium also known as Madagascar Palm, Pachypodium perennial deciduous plant used as fragrant ornamental drought tolerant plant can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12.

Stem color brown with thorns, the stem shape can be wider in the base with long neck, round, oval or shapeless.

Leaves color green, the leaves elliptic shape with or without pointed top.

Pachypodium flower

Flower fragrance, color can be: yellow, white, red or pink in the middle mostly yellow color, flowers have five petals and can be merged in middle, the flowers grow on stems.

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How to grow Pachypodium growing and care:

Well drained soil, no more than light frost

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Toxicity, spines

Planting season:
Winter / Spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Prune for design, can make from the plant tree or shrub

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White, pink, red or yellow fragrance flower mostly with yellow in the middle the flowers have five petals and can be merged in middle

Scientific name:


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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Succulent
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12