Pachypodium
Pachypodium rosulatum

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachypodium (pak-uh-PO-dee-um) (Info)
Species: rosulatum (ros-yoo-LAY-tum) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Orange, California

Upland, California

Miami, Florida

Palm Beach, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Venice, Florida

Akron, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 29, 2009, carpathiangirl from Akron, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Love it! I started it from seed which are not hard to find on-line and very easy to germinate and grow. Now I have 4 of them, they are 3 y.o. and I'm about to see the first bloom! They are said to bloom the next year from seed but it took me a little longer. But I'm exited anyway -- a little thing 3-4 in. tall got looooooong stalk full of big yellow buds. And it funny plant too: the glossy green leaves are longer than the stem!

Positive

On Apr 11, 2004, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This fat plant [caudiciform] needs a common name. It is seen increasingly at cactus and succulent shows and sales. The stem, which is barely visible at the bottom right-center of my picture, is heavily thorned like most other pachypodiums. The flower has no scent that I can detect, but it's hayfever season here so I probably couldn't detect a skunk.