Although sometimes known as Madagascan Palm, this semi-tropical succulent tree is actually not a real palm, it just has the appearance of one. A striking houseplant native to Madagascar where it can reach heights of 2.5m tall, this plant has been described as looking like a dieting pineapple! With a single, silver-grey trunk covered in sharp spines and simple long green leaves in a spiral arrangement at the top of the plant, it is semi-deciduous and loses most of its leaves in winter. In summer, it blooms with pretty, scented white flowers with yellow centres.
This plant is easy to grow whether indoors or in the garden, if given full sun to light shade and a warm spot. Unusually for a succulent, it likes plenty of regular watering in summer when outdoors; indoors it can become dryer. Also commonly called Club Foot.