Pachypodium

Pachypodium densiflorum

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachypodium (pak-uh-PO-dee-um) (Info)
Species: densiflorum (den-see-FLOR-um) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Maricopa, Arizona

Reseda, California

Clearwater, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 2, 2009, plantreiki from Estes Park, CO wrote:

I like this little guy, different and always interesting to observe because of some new place the leaves spring from. It's a rather new pachy and it tolerates differing temps inside as well as variable light conditions.
I logged in here hoping to find answer to a question: It gets little white sticky spots on it. They seem to be mealy bugs but they are so small I can't tell. The plant seems healthy. Any ideas?

Positive

On Apr 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Wonderfully fat, multibranched species with thick, short, silvery spines and soft, paddle-shaped leaves in warmer months, and deep yellow flowers on very tall stalks far above plant in spring. Cold sensitive... not a good outdoor plant in southern California, but a great pot specimen.

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