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|A rare addition to any
collection, much confusion surrounds this species due to the fact that not many collectors
have ever seen it and it has only been recently that accurate information has been
published. For example, for years it was erroneously reported that its flower lacks the
yellow eye which in reality is quite distinct. It differs significantly from
its variety windsorii and overall has a rather exotic appearance. These perfectly grown 3
year olds are the Mandritsara form.
This Pachypodium is highly phototropic and the stem is usually curved toward the light. Do not turn your plant trying to prevent this because all you will do is create a zig-zag looking plant.
The flowers are especially nice in this species and are produced serially over a six week period in mid spring.
typical 5 year old and flower detail