Pachypodium Lamerei var Ramosum
This truly original succulent comes from the island of Madagascar off the East coast of Mozambique. Madagascar has evolved on its own for millions of years, even its dinosaur fossils are found nowhere else.
This succulent is no exception, growing to a height of around 6 meters, it forms a stout trunk lined with many groups of 3 spines.
The growing tip produces the lance shaped leaves which can grow to around 40 cm in length.
Branching when older, Pachypodium Lamerei produces clusters of creamy white, yellow throated flowers around, 10 cm across. The variant P. Lamerei v Ramosum is a shorter growing variety.
A must have plant for the succulent collection.
Likes full sun, a well drained soil, and left dry in the winter, when it will shed its leaves. Keep above 10°C.