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Pachypodium lamerei (Madagascar palm)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
6m
Max height
2m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pachypodium lamerei

Other names

Madagascar palm

Genus

Pachypodium Pachypodium

Species

P. lamerei - P. lamerei is a tender, tree-like, succulent perennial with a light green, spiny stem topped with linear, waxy, dark-green leaves. Very mature plants may produce fragrant, white, trumpet-shaped flowers, followed by seed pods.


Pachypodium lamerei is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers, if produced, are fragrant

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous if ingested.

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Pachypodium lamerei (Madagascar palm) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 2m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant indoors in free draining soil in a sunny position. Allow compost to dry between waterings. This plant is deciduous unless it is in tropical conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Pachypodium lamerei

Other names

Madagascar palm

Genus

Pachypodium Pachypodium

Species

P. lamerei - P. lamerei is a tender, tree-like, succulent perennial with a light green, spiny stem topped with linear, waxy, dark-green leaves. Very mature plants may produce fragrant, white, trumpet-shaped flowers, followed by seed pods.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers, if produced, are fragrant

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pachypodium lamerei (Madagascar palm) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 2m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant indoors in free draining soil in a sunny position. Allow compost to dry between waterings. This plant is deciduous unless it is in tropical conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Pachypodium lamerei (Madagascar palm)

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci non-European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Non-European populations of Bemisia tabaci pose an additional risk to European populations due to the potential for introducing non-European viruses.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Pachypodium lamerei (Madagascar palm)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Pachypodium lamerei (Madagascar palm)

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

The UK has a protected zone in place for this pest which helps to mitigate the risk of entry and establishment. An EFSA opinion is currently being discussed at the EU Annexes Working Group which recommends further strengthening of the regulation.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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