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Octopus Tree
Scientific Name: Didierea trollii Capuron et Rauh
Synonym:
Family: Didiereaceae
Octopus Tree (Didierea  trollii)
Didierea trollii at the Huntington Garden (HBG 46231)
Sun Exposure:

Origin: Southern Madagascar

Growth Habits: Shrubby succulent tree, eventually up to 20 feet tall (6 m), 10 feet in diameter (3 m), leaves and spines up to 0.8 inches long (2 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep drier in winter

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings


Blooming Habits:
Dioecious. Clusters of 12 or more greenish-yellow, 5-petaled flower, with deep red stamens

Fruiting Habits:

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