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Pachypodium succulentum

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourPink, white, red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pachypodium succulentum. A shrubby succulent with narrowly lance-shaped, mid green thorny leaves. Salverform flowers are pinkish white in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Succulent

Origin

S. Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Cultivation

They are frost tender and will require full sun with porous soil. In a cooler climate they can be grown in pots indoors or in a greenhouse. You can propagate from seeds in the spring and summer.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be very difficult to grow. Prone to aphids while flowering.

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