Large Cactus Live Pachypodium lamerei

Pachypodium lamerei is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae.
Pachypodium lamerei has a tall, silvery-gray trunk covered with sharp 6.25 cm spines. Long, narrow leaves grow only at the top of the trunk, like a palm tree. It rarely branches. Plants grown outdoors will reach up to 6 m (20 ft), but when grown indoors it will slowly reach 1.2–1.8 m (3.9–5.9 ft) tall.
Plants grown outdoors develop large, white, fragrant flowers at the top of the plant. They rarely flower indoors.The stems of Pachypodium lamerei are covered in sharp spines, up to five centimetres long and grouped in threes, which emerge almost at right angles. The spines perform two functions, protecting the plant from grazers and helping with water capture. Pachypodium lamerei grows at elevations up to 1,200 metres, where sea fog from the Indian Ocean condenses on the spines and drips onto the roots at the surface of the soil.

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Pachypodiums are deciduous but when leaf fall has occurred photosynthesis continues through the bark tissue on the stems and branches. Pachypodiums use two methods of photosynthesis. The leaves use typical photosynthetic chemistry. In contrast, the stems use CAM, a special adaptation to harsh environmental conditions used by some plants when the risk of excessive water loss is high. Stomata (holes in plant surfaces surrounded by guard cells) are closed during the day but they open at night so carbon dioxide can be acquired and stored. During the day, carbon dioxide is released inside the plant and used in photosynthesis.
Pachypodium lamerei grows best in warm climates and full sun. It will not tolerate hard frosts, and will likely drop most of its leaves if exposed to even a light frost. It is easy to grow as a houseplant, if you can provide the sunlight it needs. Use a fast-draining potting mix, such as a cactus mix and pot in a container with drainage holes to prevent root rot.
This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Fertilizer, otherwise it is easy to cause fertilizer damage.

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Climate Subtropics
Place of Origin China
Size(crown diameter) 50cm, 30cm, 40cm~300cm
Color Grey, green
Shipment By air or by sea
Feature live plants
Province Yunnan
Type Succulent Plants
Product Type Natural Plants
Product name Pachypodium lamerei

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