Alluaudia procera

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Common Name:

Madagascar Ocotillo




Family: Didiereaceae

In habitat this plant grows to be a large succulent tree upwards of 35 feet, however in cultivation it tends to stay below 20 feet. Plants are highly spined, with beautiful dark green, drought-deciduous, vertical leaves.

Found throughout Southern Madagascar

This is a relatively easy to grow species. Well established plants can survive outdoors in the bay if planted in extremely well draining inorganic media. Small plants are best kept in a greenhouse or indoors in a bright south facing window. Should always be planted in a well draining media with very light organics, heavily amended with pumice. Should be watered once every other week during the summer and left dry in winter.


Temperature: Hardy to 28F

Full Sun to Part Sun

Ultra Soil Blend

Low Water

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