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A succulent small tree, looking like a combination of a cactus and a palm, this species of Madagascar-palm looks very similar to lamerei and rutenbergianum. Native to southern Madagascar, the misleadingly named Madagascar-palm is more closely related to oleanders and desert roses (Adenium) than true palms.

The 1-inch-long (2.5 cm) spines on the trunk occur in threes, occasionally twos. These gray-fuzzed spine clusters develop atop structures called tubercles. On the trunk tip, or any of the few branch tips, a whorl of long, upright, strap-like leaves grow. Each leaf is dark green with minute silver-gray hairs and a pinkish midrib. This species blooms in the heat of spring and summer when the leaves are fully present. Tip clusters of fragrant white, funnel-shaped blossoms are held on branched stalks. Each blossoms has five petals. After flowering, this succulent may produce branching shoots from the trunk or branch tip.

Grow Madagascar-palm in full sun and any non-acidic, moderately fertile, gritty, very porous soil. Although amazingly drought tolerant, growth is lusher and flowering improves when the soil is bone dry. When smaller, it makes an acceptable potted specimen, too. It tolerates a touch of frost.

Buy 4 packages for FREE SHIPPING! I only use Pass the parcel. Too many orders went missing with NZPost.
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I have a large personal collection of rare named and hybrid Adeniums (desert rose) & tropical Frangipani plants. I will be taking requests soon for any coloured plants you desire including Multi- grafted plants.

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  • Seller location: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ

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