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Decarya madagascariensis
Scientific Name: Decarya madagascariensis Choux
Synonym: Decaryia madagascariensis
Family: Didiereaceae
Decarya  madagascariensis
Decaryia madagascariensis in the Boyce-Thompson Arboretum greenhouse, early March
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Madagascar

Growth Habits: Deciduous spiny shrub or small tree, 20 to 30 feet tall (6-9 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water all year long

Propagation: Seeds, grafting (on Alluaudia), cuttings are rather difficult

Decaryia madagascariensis is the only species in the genus. It has succulent stems growing in a zigzag pattern with two spines on the outside where the stem changes direction.

Decarya  madagascariensis

Blooming Habits:
Pale yellow flowers. The Decarya is dioecious (there are male trees and female trees).

Fruiting Habits:

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