Pachypodium geayi is native to Madagascar. It is a small, caudiciform, succulent tree (to 1.5′ wide at the base of the trunk) that rises to 15′ tall (less frequently to 25-30′ tall). Branches are clothed with oblong-lanceolate leaves (to 3-5″ long) with spines (to 1/2″ long). Flowers are white with yellow centers.
Planting & Caring –
Easily grown in desert-type conditions in full sun or in greenhouses with night temperatures that do not dip below 55 degrees F. Intolerant of frost. Grows well in dry soils. It may also be grown as a houseplant in warm, humid, sunny locations. Houseplants may drop leaves in winter.