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Pachypodium geayi (Mont Eliva ,Madagascar) BAOBAB 6cm

Pachypodium geayi (Mont Eliva ,Madagascar) BAOBAB 6cm

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Product Description

Pachypodium geayi is a unique and intriguing plant, part of the Apocynaceae family. Here's an overview of its characteristics and some tips for its cultivation:

Description

  1. Appearance: Pachypodium geayi is known for its thick, bottle-shaped trunk, which serves as a water reservoir. The trunk is grey to silver in color and covered with long, sharp spines.
  2. Leaves: The leaves are long, narrow, and typically bright green. They grow mainly at the top of the trunk, forming a rosette.
  3. Flowers: It produces beautiful flowers, usually white or pale pink, which emerge at the top of the plant. The flowering season varies but often occurs in late spring or early summer.
  4. Size: In cultivation, Pachypodium geayi can reach heights of about 1.5 to 2 meters, but it grows slowly.
  5. Habitat: Originally from Madagascar, it is adapted to a hot, dry climate.

Cultivation Tips

  1. Light: This plant prefers full sun. Ample sunlight is essential for healthy growth and flowering.
  2. Watering: Water sparingly. The plant is drought-tolerant and stores water in its trunk. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings, and reduce watering in the winter.
  3. Temperature: Pachypodium geayi thrives in warm temperatures and should be protected from frost. It's not frost-hardy and requires temperatures above 10°C (50°F).
  4. Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix. A cactus or succulent mix is ideal. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.
  5. Potting and Repotting: Choose a pot with good drainage holes. Repot every few years to refresh the soil, but be cautious of the spines when handling.
  6. Fertilizer: During the growing season, you can use a diluted, balanced fertilizer once a month to encourage growth.

Additional Tips

  • Propagation: Propagation is typically done by seeds, but it can be challenging and requires patience.
  • Winter Care: In winter, the plant may lose its leaves and go dormant. Reduce watering significantly during this period.
  • Pests and Diseases: Watch out for pests like aphids and mealybugs, and fungal diseases, especially in damp conditions.

Pachypodium geayi is a striking plant that makes a great addition to a collection of succulents or tropical plants. Its unique appearance and relatively easy care make it a popular choice for plant enthusiasts.

Picture 1 show adult plant in habitat not for sale, the sale is for a plant of approximately 6cm high (or bigger) like the one shown in pictures 2 and 3.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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