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Pachypodium succulentum
Scientific Name: Pachypodium succulentum (Jacq.) Sweet
Family: Apocynaceae
Pachypodium  succulentum
Pachypodium succulentum at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Protect from frost

Heat Tolerance: Questionable in summer in Phoenix, keep it quite dry, it still has chances to rot.

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Africa

Growth Habits: Caudiciform shrub or vine.

Watering Needs: Water only when in leaf,

Propagation: Seeds

The large turnip shaped caudex is normally buried when the plant is in the wild. It is sometimes exposed when in cultivation. It should then be kept in the shade. This species is not as deciduous than most Pachypodiums, and will generally not lose all its leaves in winter.

Pachypodium  succulentum

Pachypodium  succulentum

Blooming Habits:
The Pachypodium succulentum has pinkish white flowers, 1.25 inches wide (3 cm), with a darker midstripe.

Fruiting Habits:

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