The Madagascar palm, scientifically known as Pachypodium lamerei, is a unique succulent plant native to Madagascar, despite its common name suggesting a relationship with palm trees. It is a popular choice for bonsai enthusiasts due to its intriguing appearance and manageable size.
The Madagascar palm has a distinctive and captivating appearance, resembling a miniature palm tree with a thick, bottle-shaped trunk that stores water. The trunk is covered with sharp spines or thorns, giving it a cactus-like appearance. The leaves are sparse and typically clustered at the top of the trunk, forming a small crown of green, narrow, and elongated leaves.
Care and Maintenance: Here are some general guidelines for caring for a Madagascar palm bonsai:
Light: Place the bonsai in a well-lit area with plenty of sunlight, preferably receiving at least 4-6 hours of indirect sunlight daily.
Watering: Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings, as overwatering can lead to root rot. Water thoroughly, and ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged soil.
Temperature and Humidity: Madagascar palms prefer warm temperatures and can tolerate a wide range. They do well in average room humidity.
Overall, the Madagascar palm bonsai is a fascinating and eye-catching addition to a bonsai collection, showcasing an intriguing blend of succulent and tree-like features.
This bonsai is 13" tall, measured from the table to the top of tree. The spread is 8"
It ships in an 5" Ceramic Pot
Pictures taken October 2, 2023
Tree ships from our Florida nursery
The Tree(s) you see are the tree(s) you'll receive. This is a Tropical Tree.
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