Madagascar Palm Indoors (Pachypodium lamerei)
- Plant Feed. Once every month during growing season.
- Watering. Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings.
- Soil. Fertile, sharply drained soil.
- Basic Care Summary. Water thoroughly but allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly during active growth.
Beside above, how many pachypodium species are there?
Thereof, how fast do pachypodium grow?
Seeds should germinate in 3 to 12 days. I wait for at least a year before transplanting into individual pots. Growing from seed is fun and easy. Pachypodiums make stunning container specimens.
Is Madagascar palm toxic?
The Madagascar palm (Pachypodium lamerei) may resemble a palm tree, but it’s actually a type of succulent. … Although it’s an attractive addition to your home, the Madagascar palm is considered toxic to both people and cats if ingested, and has dangerously sharp spines.
All need full sun, lots of water (except during the dormant phase), and must have good drainage. Almost all species are surprisingly adaptable to cultivation, changing their growing season when they are grown in the northern hemisphere. These plants like ample light and grow best in full sun.
Pachypodium Species, Kudu Lily, Lundi Star, Star of Lundi
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Sun Exposure: Full Sun. Foliage: …
- Height: 36-48 in. ( 90-120 cm) Spacing: 4-6 ft. ( 1.2-1.8 m) …
- Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Bloom Color: Pale Pink. White/Near White.
Pachypodium lamerei comes from the species-rich, dry, succulent forests of western Madagascar. … All species are stem succulents. This is an adaptation to either the seasonally dry habitats in which the plants grow or to enable them to survive prolonged periods of drought.
The Madagascar Palm will lose its leaves if allowed to dry out completely. More bonsai die due to improper watering than any other cause. Do not water the tree if the soil is damp or cool. … When the topsoil feels dry, water thoroughly and deeply.
Madagascar Palms are poisonous to dogs. Dogs can chew on plants leaves and thus ingest the poisonous sap of the plant resulting in diarrhea, a lack of appetite, vomiting, lethargy and in severe cases the dog could have an irregular heartbeat and even die.
“Madagascar Palm” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
While the Ficus Tree shares some traits with the Money Tree, these are not the same plant. The Ficus Tree tends to have much fuller foliage and require more light than the Money Tree because they are actually shrubs. Left in the same conditions as a Ficus, a Money Tree would not survive well.
Propagating Madagascar Palm
In late spring, propagate by seed at 66-75°F (19-24°C) or take stem-tip cuttings. Soak seeds for at least 24 hours in warm water. Be patient, as the Madagascar palm tends to sprout quite slowly, anywhere from three weeks to six months.
A soft trunk can mean a Pachy is thirsty — and typically does mean that if there are no other signs of trouble. Even so I’d give it a few days in its new home before giving it a drink.