Pachypodium
Classic Caudiciforms

 

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We'll teach you how to grow nice fat compact plants such as this lamerei with our Pachypodium culture guide.

 

What Exactly Are Pachypodiums?

Pachypodiums are members of the large botanical family called Apocynaceae. This family consists of over 175 genera and includes such familiar plants as the periwinkle, oleander, and the plumeria or frangipani. All of these ornamentals are highly valued for their beautiful flowers, Pachypodiums being no exception. Even small plants will amaze you with their prolific floral display.

What Do I Need To Grow Them

Pachypodiums are robust succulents that rapidly respond to their growing environment and therefore require high light levels to keep them in check. A few hours of direct light each day and a minimum temperature of 55 degrees F. will keep them happy. They will grow well indoors on a sunny window sill, outdoors during the warmer months, and in a greenhouse as both of these conditions are easily met. Most growers new to this genus are often amazed at the amount of water required. For detailed information see our Pachypodium Culture Guide.

Where Can I Buy Pachypodiums?

Highland Succulents is recognized as the largest U.S. grower of these terrific plants and ships thousands each year. We are cultivating all known species and many unique forms available nowhere else. Pachypodiums will never be common plants and you will find the largest selection and best quality here.

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Ultra rare Pachypodium ambongense

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Pachypodium horombense

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The rare Pachypodium baronii

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Pachypodium rosulatum v drakei


Pachypodium lealii ssp saundersii compactum - A pre digital (b&w) image of one of the most spectacular pachypodiums we have ever produced, this originated from the very first group of seedlings grown from our Zimbabwe plants. As usual, the main stem dried back which resulted in the beautiful lateral cascading branching. Plant is 24" across.