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Pachypodium rutenbergianum var. sofiense (5 seeds)


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Pachypodium rutenbergianum var. sofiense. It is a candelabrum-shaped tree forming a stout, succulent, bottle-shaped trunk and is the largest of the pachypodiums, 3 to 9 m tall (occasionally it may reach 15 m with time). It has a heavily branched crown of thick forking branches. The showy pure white often with yellowish-green centre flowers are large, asymmetrical and smell of perfume. The leaves form around the growth tips of the trunk and branches and have a downward curvature in the length. Leaves obovate, 1.8-3 times as long as wide; Corolla lobes blunt and only slightly crisped; Fruits to 6 cm in diameter. Sowing : Seed should be sown in spring or during summer, in a well-drained seedling mix, and need only be covered lightly with the sowing mix, clean coarse sand or milled bark. The trays should be kept moist in a warm but shaded position. Price per 5 seeds. Locality: Ex hort. Date harvested: September 2022