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PlantFiles: Pachypodium
Pachypodium brevicaule

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Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachypodium (pak-uh-PO-dee-um) (Info)
Species: brevicaule (brev-ee-KAW-lee) (Info)

9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Jun 15, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Until recently this was an extremely rare and costly little caudiciform Madagascan plant, but now that folks have got a hang of growing it, it has become much more available and the cost is way down.. .. tends to be very touchy and prone to rot easily. Very slow grower and branches to about a foot across and 6" high eventually.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Brea, California
Castro Valley, California
Simi Valley, California



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