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Pachypodium lamieri - Madagascar Palm

Pachypodium lamieri  - Madagascar Palm (Pachypodium lamieri  - Madagascar Palm)

Madagascar Palm is not a true palm. It's a tree-like succulent...which can grow to 15+/ 4.5+ meters tall here in the ground. It has beautiful white flowers which resembles Plumeria's flowers and is in the same family (Apocynaceae). Photo taken May 27, 2010 in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

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A very interesting-looking plant! Great shot.

28 May, 2010




28 May, 2010


Wonderful .Its like a baby palm tree ..;o)))))

28 May, 2010


It's almost as if you've crossed the border to Mexico.

28 May, 2010


Interesting picture, i agree with Mushy !

28 May, 2010


Looks nice and warm there !

28 May, 2010


You can almost here it saying " i want to be a Royal Palm when i grow up "...LOL

28 May, 2010


Mushybanna, it's the reason for the common name. Unfortunately, this plant will never be a Royal palm. LOL! : > )


Well, the Mexican boarder is only 15 miles away.

Grandmage, it was a warm day...however, our temps have been running 5 - 10 degrees below normal the last couple of months. We San Diegans have been complaining a lot about the cooler than normal weather.

29 May, 2010


funny looking plant

30 May, 2010



It's a very commonly grown succulent here in Southern California.
Do they grow where you live?

31 May, 2010



Thanks! : > )

17 Jun, 2010


I'm not sure if I've seen this kind of plant here.

18 Jun, 2010



It's possible it may be too wet where you live for these plants to grow well.

Madagascar palms are native to the dry topical areas of Madagascar.

20 Jun, 2010


I have one in ground for years..over 4'. Another,potted and kept outside is over 4' and with Plumeria sized- actually bigger then Plumeria leaves. Just waiting for flowers..some day.

3 Oct, 2014


This shrub typically blooms in late summer and fall; however, this year many bloomed very early in spring because of the very hot weather this past winter.

4 Oct, 2014

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