A pachycaul native to Madagascar where it attains tree-like dimensions. In cultivation it responds to pot size and will remain dwarfed if kept in smaller containers. The silvery trunk is thick and covered with heavy spines and is crowned with light green, six to ten inch leaves. Very easy to cultivate and useful in xeriscaping in frost free areas. Makes a good house plant, and often goes by the name of 'Madagascar Palm' but of course, it is not palm at all.
Note: Pachypodiums go dormant in winter and lose their leaves. Do not be alarmed by this natural leaf drop.
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