Botanical Name: Pachypodium lamerei
Common Names: Madagascar Palm, Club Foot.
Commonly referred to as the Madagascar Palm, it is not actually related to real palms, it is a semi-tropical succulent tree native to Madagascar.
The Madagascar Palm grow up to 2.5 meters tall and is semi-deciduous, meaning it will lose most of its leaves in winter. In summer, it blooms with pretty, scented white flowers with yellow centres.
This plant is extremely hardy and in most Australian climates can be ZERO maintenance! As long as the summer brings heavy rainfall, this succulent will store all the water it needs for the drier weeks and all through winter.
This succulent will prefer full sun to part shade, but has been known to be grown indoors when provided with adequate amounts of warmth and direct sunlight through a window.