Pachypodium
Pachypodium succulentum

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachypodium (pak-uh-PO-dee-um) (Info)
Species: succulentum (suk-yoo-LEN-tum) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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 Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hayward, California

Reseda, California

Simi Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Tulare, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On May 9, 2005, Uncarina from Seattle, WA wrote:

Just a quick note that the plant in the second image is actually P. bispinosum.

Positive

On Mar 24, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This was my favorite Pachypodium- caudiciform plant with twisting branches, a few easy to avoid spines, and a great, succulent root system that you could raise up yearly and it would look better and better. I eventually had a large plant with fat, twisted roots above ground- nice. Did fine in light frosts by the way- got down to 25F and no damage (loses its leaves over winter). Takes a lot of water in summer, but less in winter (though winter rains never hurt it any). African native