Madagascar Palm

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Madagascar Palm, scientifically known as Pachypodium lamerei, is not a true palm, but a succulent plant native to Madagascar. This striking, drought-tolerant plant is characterized by its single thick, spiny trunk topped with a crown of long, narrow leaves that give it a palm-like appearance. During the summer months, it produces a show of fragrant, white flowers, adding to its exotic appeal.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

Madagascar Palms are best grown in well-draining soil and prefer a pot with good drainage. During the winter months, reduce watering significantly as the plant enters a dormant period.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Madagascar Palm

They love as much sun as possible. The best spot for them is where they can see the sun during the majority of the day.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.

This plant is moderately toxic and can cause some adverse reactions when ingested so it is best to not let your pets eat it, which we advise for all plants in general. The severity of the reaction will depend on how much of the plant is ingested but, if you know your pet typically does not eat your plants, this plant will be suitable for your home.

Plant Bio

About Madagascar Palm

Botanical Name: Pachypodium lamerei

Pachypodium lamerei

Common Name: Madagascar Palm

Madagascar Palm

Origin: Madagascar


Meet the Madagascar Palm, also known as Pachypodium Lamerei, a magnificent houseplant that carries an air of nobility and resilience, reminding us of the beauty that arises from resilience and adaptation.

Contrary to its common name, the Madagascar Palm isn't a palm at all, but a succulent with a palm-like appearance. It's crowned with a spiky array of long, slender leaves and sports a thick, spiny trunk. This fascinating contrast embodies the duality of life – an amalgamation of toughness and delicate beauty.

This sun-loving plant thrives best in bright light, its growth being a testament to the transformative power of light and warmth. Its resilience in the face of intense sunlight reminds us to absorb life's challenges and transform them into opportunities for growth.

The Madagascar Palm, true to its succulent nature, requires infrequent watering, only when the soil is completely dry. This practice echoes the life lesson of being content with less, not more, reflecting the minimalist approach that often leads to a rich and fulfilled life.

As your Madagascar Palm matures, it may surprise you with a stunning bloom of white, fragrant flowers. This dazzling display is a testament to the incredible beauty that can emerge when we are patient and give nature the time it needs to flourish.

Welcome the Madagascar Palm into your space. It’s not just a plant; it's a resounding symbol of resilience, growth, and the reward that comes with patience. Let this striking succulent serve as your daily inspiration to embrace challenges and transform them into opportunities for personal growth.

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