One of the most unusual of caudiciform plants. A rarity endemic to Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean, off the coasts of Yemen and Somalia. The giant of the genus, to eight feet tall and two feet in diameter, with many branches and a swollen, smooth, greenish-tan trunk. Deep green leaves, borne in whorls, are somewhat cupped and deeply veined. Star-shaped fruit-like flowers or hypanthodiums appear in clusters, it is an awesome plant!
Can reach a massive size, but large specimens are very rare! The largest one we've ever grown lives in the Singapore Botanical Gardens now.
Not at all hard to grow, treat like a 'typical' succulent, well draining mix, warm conditions, withhold water when dormant.