General Care for Pachypodium lamerei “Madagascar Palm”
Pachypodium lamerei “Madagascar Palm” is an excellent shrub succulent to grow indoors, or outside in more temperate climates. “Madagascar Palm” will grow more slowly indoors, but will grow quite tall when in an outdoor garden.
As it grows, it can get quite top-heavy, so be sure to plant in well-draining soil in a heavy pot.
Pachypodium lamerei “Madagascar Palm” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water more during the hotter summer months. Cut back on watering in the winter when the leaves have fallen off.
Where to Plant
“Madagascar Palm” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).