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Pachypodium Densiflorum


This plant species is often confused with Pachypodium geayi, which has very similar behavior. However our plants were identified by biologists to be the densiflorum variety. An interesting, almost columnar caudiciform with exceedingly dense rosettes of spines. Native to South Africa


Detail of Pachypodium Densiflorum Home plant care

Pachypodium densiflorum is a branching plant that grows to 2 – 6.5 feet tall and thick stems become very dense with spines. The leaves are thin and feathery, and in the winter fall off. In the summer it produces large bunches of fragrant white flowers and then at base of stems develops 2 inch long banana-shaped fruits. Pachypodium densiflorum is an endangered species.

An interesting, almost columnar caudiciform with exceedingly dense rosettes of spines. Native to South Africa, the plants may be found growing on rocky outcrops in full sun where they have adapted to arid conditions. Can grow to 9 feet in habitat and is said to flower in the wild when as small as 6 inches tall.

A small, caudiciform desert succulent with 1-2′ tall stems of blue-green, spiny pinnate leaves. This specimen is a collectible I collected myself, then raised in my own collection. A fully grown specimen might reach a height of five or six feet, but growth is slow and this may take a decade or longer. The caudex is barrel-shaped, with a swollen base, from 12 to 18 inches across, heavily armed with long sharp conical spines 4 or 5 inches in length. The flowers are produced in summer in clusters of white with a rose center. The flowers are up to 2 inches across.

A pachypodium densiflorum is a great addition to any indoor environment. The plant is easy to care for and will brighten up any room due to its long, waxy leaves and soft green flesh. Be sure to water the plant regularly to ensure that it stays healthy and blooms where possible.

However, if you do purchase a Pachypodium Densiflorum, do so from a reputable source. Many nurseries will sell this plant under different names, which can cause confusion for new owners. If you are unsure of whether or not you have purchased the pachypodium densiflorum or another relative species, there are numerous guides online that can help you with your identification.

One of the most popular species of the Pachypodiums is not a tree.   The pachypodium densiflorum which is native to Madagascar, is sometimes described as looking like a palm tree in stature with its tall trunk reaching up to 6 feet and has can grow up to 6 inches in diameter.   It looks as if you could climb it just as easily as you can climb a palm tree.   Its leaves are also different from its cousin the elephant’s foot because its leafs are much more fleshy and cover the trunk rather than being sparsely scattered across it.

Pachypodium densiflorum is an amazing, indoor house plant that can grow to over four feet. When placed in a space with just the right amount of light, this indoor house plant will grow lush and green, and add beautiful color to the home or office.

Pachypodium densiflorum is a striking and unusual succulent that’s widely used in landscape designs all over the world. Growing to heights of around 6 feet tall, the plant produces an elegant trunk and a vertical branch, which is covered in clusters of thick, pale green leaves. The leaves emit a sickly sweet scent when crushed.

The Pachypodium, also known as the elephant’s foot or sausage tree, is native to Madagascar. These plants are grown mainly as indoor ornamental and drought tolerant specimens. For the most part, they have been cultivated to be strong growing indoor house plants. Their succulent, single trunked trunks give them a near-tree appearance. The trunk of the plant is decorated with gnarled, tight rings that look similar to a shrunken tree trunk. They are found in a wide variety of colors and can grow into roughly thirty inches tall, with a bloated circumference of about three feet.


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