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madagascar palm help!

Virtual Joe jduche at creighton.edu
Fri Sep 10 15:19:38 EST 1999

On 10 Sep 1999, Stephen M Jankalski wrote:

> The so called "Madagascar Palm" is Pachypodium lamerei, is actually a
> member of the Periwinkle family, Apocynaceae.
> The plant is a stem succulent populary called a caudiciform but does not
> propagate well from cuttings. You may want to donate your overgrown plant
> to a botanical garden and start again with a smaller plant.

Waaahhhh! I mean, thanks for the info. I am already working to donate my
specimen to the campus greenhouse before fall/frost. Little do they know
they'll have to come get it! Its like trying to move Hannibal Lector
around with a two-wheel cart.

> There are now several smaller growing species available that are
> better suited to houseplant culture.
> http://www.aridlands.com/pachypodium.htm

I've never found one locally that has the same leaves mine has- glossy
green. Mostly all I've found is the silvery-blue green variety
(Pachypodium Geayi, I think)- but I'll use your link above as a good
starting point.

Thanks again for your help.

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