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Pachypodium geayi
Scientific Name: Pachypodium geayi Costantin & Bois
Synonym:
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Semi-tender in Phoenix, protect it from frost, or keep it in container

Heat Tolerance: Good heat resistance, does better with afternoon shade

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southwestern Madagascar

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, 13 feet tall (4 m), or more with optimal conditions

Watering Needs: Regular water when the plant has leaves, else occasional water

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings


Spines in 3's

Cultural Practices:
Will lose leaves and go dormant if kept outside in winter. The leaves will die around 30F (-9C)

Blooming Habits:
Only mature plants bloom (6 feet tall - 1.8 m). The flowers are white with yellow throat, sweet scented.

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Dry Climate Gardening With Succulents : The Huntington Botanical Gardens

Check for Field Collection numbers at Ralph Martin's Site


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