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Pachypodium Gracilius Smooth


Pachypodium gracilius is a species of succulent plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is originated and endemic to Namibia & Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and hot deserts.


General Detail: Pachypodium Gracilius Home Plant care

Pachypodium gracilius—Grow Your Garden Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use.

This plant looks like a cactus, but is actually a flowering succulent. It gets its name from the way the upright growth will sway in light breezes. Some describe it as “thick with grace” as its branches are firm and sturdy, but will slightly give when pushed. In the wild, Pachypodium gracilius grows in southern Africa, Madagascar and upon occasion has been spotted in Namibia. Many species of this genus are extremely rare due to habitat loss and over-collection of foreign specimens.

Pachypodium gracilius, sometimes known as the Madagascar Palm, is a small softly spiny succulent plant that is endemic to southwestern and southern Madagascar. This species has been cultivated since 1681, when it was described by French botanist Charles Plumier. It was placed in the genus Cactus by Linnaeus in 1753 based on the earlier name; however, this violates some rules of nomenclature and so it is now back in the original genus Pachypodium.

The Pachypodium gracilius is a herbaceous succulent which grows very slowly and is close to extinction. They can be propagated by cuttings or seeds, which are the most common methods of propagation for the plant. If you want to cultivate this plant, sunlight should be provided for at least 4 hours daily.

Pachypodium gracilis is a relatively popular house plant, sought out by nursery owners, who are interested in propagating this species because of the unique characteristics of their thick trunk and low maintenance. If one wants to grow pachypodium from seed, they should first crack the dried pulp and soak only overnight. Afterwards, place the seeds on paper towel and be sure to keep them warm.

Once sprouted, plant during the winter months and allow for temperatures above sixty degree Fahrenheit. This can be done by placing the plant between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to check on them often at night, as this species is susceptible to fungal infections during colder temperatures.

Both of the Pachypodiums can handle low light situations, so you can place them in a south facing window if you want. They would probably do just fine with only 4-6 hours of sunlight, but don’t go any lower than that. Intermediate to warm temperatures are preferred for both species.

The pachypodium is an exotic-looking succulent with striking, arching, gray-green foliage spines. Despite its prickly appearance, it is as easy to maintain as any other houseplant. To produce the best specimen possible, be sure to match the plant’s growing conditions to its specific needs. Growing a healthy pachypodium requires little more than a few simple rules of thumb and warm temperatures.

The pachypodium is one of the most exotic looking of the succulent family. Given its strange look, the pachypodium tends to attract a lot of attention from everyone that sees it. They are very sensitive to over-watering and will produce their best displays with infrequent watering.

There are many superb non indoor plants which can work as a great choice for the house arrangements. These are simple and easy to maintain plant which need not be much extra care and will soon establish itself in any part of the home.


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