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Additionally called halogens or elephant’s trunk, it is a succulent plant of Southern Africa. The genus call Pachypodium is from the Greek for “thick foot”, an allusion to its swollen base, even as the species call namaquanum is a connection with Namaqualand. It is a singled-stemmed plant. The warty trunk, thickset at the bottom and tapering to the pinnacle, is densely included in sharp spines. Where damaged, the trunk produces side-branches that at once curve lower back to the vertical. The very pinnacle of the plant normally bent to the north.

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The Pachypodium Namaquanum Plants are extraordinarily sluggish developing, round 0.five–1.five cm consistent in 1yr, and might end up 100 years vintage or more. Usually single-stemmed succulent plant or small tree, developing extraordinarily slowly.

The stem will develop up to twenty-five centimeters in diameter and the peak can also additionally variety among 1.five and 2.five m whilst completely grown; however, four and five m specimens had been observed.

Stem: It has a cylindrical trunk, that thickets at the bottom and tapering to the pinnacle that offers them an unmistakable bottle-like look whilst mature. The stems are in most cases unbranched however might also additionally emerge as branched from close to the bottom or – wherein damaged – the trunk produces aspect-branches that at once curve returned to the vertical, whilst the very pinnacle of the plant is commonly bent to the north, with inside the identical manner that Copiapó Canada (Cetacean) of the Atacama Desert leans to the north.

Pachypodium Namaquanum Care

Spines: The stems are protected with warty tubercles (knob-like projections at the stem), from which sharp spines protrude in a barely downward direction. The spines are extra considerable alongside the pinnacle 1/2 of the plant and reduce in the direction of the bottom, wherein tubercles are extra prominent.

Leaves: Undulate simple, ob ovate to oblong, inexperienced-gray and densely velvety on each surface. They shape a crowded rosette on the apex of the trunk throughout the developing season.

Leaf apexes are tapering or rounded; bases narrowly tapering. The leaf margins are whole and really wavy, that’s any other special feature of this succulent. The vegetation has any other flush of leaves after blooming.

Flowers: Tubular velvet-textured, as much as 50 mm lengthy and 10 mm throughout on the mouth. They are pink at the interior and yellow-inexperienced outside, the petals have parish pink tips. The Pachypodium namaquanum normally blooms at 6 yr antique or older, 30 cm tall.

Blooming season: The flora seem from July to October. Pachypodium Namaquanum

Fruit: Twin pencil-skinny tapering seedpods (follicles) in a V-shape (joined at the bottom) as much as 50 mm lengthy. Short, gentle and gray hairs densely cowl the fruit. These are light brown and cut up down one aspect to launch the wind-dispersed plumed seeds.

Seeds: About four mm lengthy and connected to a tuft of whitish hairs that act as parachutes. Seeds generally ripen from September to December.

Common Name Elephants trunk
Dormancy Winter
Family Apocynaceae
Flower Red in/ yellow green out
Frost Tolerance 4.4 °c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10b to 11b
Height 13 ft
Origin Southern africa
Pot Size 3.5″
Scientific Name Pachypodium namaquanum Elephant’s Trunk
Shape Cylindrical/treelike
Sun Exposure Light shade


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