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Full Sun to Partial Shade
||Up to 3 feet
||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Posted by Baja_Costero
(Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 3, 2017 5:54 PM concerning plant:
One of two similar-looking Pachypodiums which grow a buried caudex, often lifted after several years for display. Mature plants can be spectacular. Both species grow skinny above-ground stems as well, armed with spines and bearing leaves toward the end. Easily controlled with pruning. Protect the caudex from direct sun after lifting it to avoid scarring.
Flowers, borne at various times of year, are bell-like instead of the pinwheel configuration of P. succulentum. Otherwise the two species are not easy to tell apart. There are also hybrids with intermediate flowers. From the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, overlapping in distribution with P. succulentum (which also grows elsewhere).
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