THIS PLANT IS ON C.I.T.E.S. AND CANNOT BE EXPORTED
A Madagascan pachycaul with a fat, silver stem with long pinkish spines and a crown of wide, bright green leaves. This form can begin branching from the earliest stages, right at ground level, forming attractive, clumping specimens at a young age. Shorter and thicker than the typical form, reaching about 8 feet tall (that we know of) with many very fat, cigar shaped stems. An outstanding form that seems to be restricted to the Ihosy region of Madagascar's central-southern highlands.