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Pachypodium lamerei “voytek’s giant”


Pachypodium lamerei “voytek’s giant”. A succulent, arborescent species but is very variable. Plants are 1.5-8.0 m high, with a sturdy, branched stem. The tips are clogged in a dense mass of branches with dark olive-green leaves that are glossy above and paler below. The flowers are large and white. This species is found in southern and south-western Madagascar. This is a large clone with a swollen trunk. Sowing : It is easily propagated from ripe seeds, sown in a normal nursery tray, using a well-drained seed-sowing compost and silica sand mixture (silica sand improves drainage) kept moist and at a temperature of approximately 22ºC. The seeds need some degree of humidity for successful germination. One can generally expect seeds to germinate within 3–4 weeks (one month). Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: October 2023


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