Pachypodium Mikea is a native to Madagascar, found near Toliara on the south west coastal areas of spiney forest.
Pachypodium Mikea The swollen stem can grow to 35 centimeters or more in diameter, and reach a height of six meters, and is covered with groups of 2 spines. The large flowers are white with a yellow throat.
A must have plant for the succulent collection.
Likes full sun, a well drained soil, and left dry in the winter, when it will shed its leaves. Keep above 10°C.
germination instructions Pachypodium mikea – madagascar palm:
There is no pre-treatment of the seeds required.
The seeds are sown in mineral-based cat litter (no clumping litter) or perlite (germ-free) in plastic-pots or in pure cocopeat. Please sow the seeds on the mineral soil. Bigger seeds need to be covered with the mineral soil, small seeds should remain on the surface.
Then put the plastic pot in a ziplock bag – with a pot size of 6 cm , a ziplock bag of size 12 x 17 cm is recommended . Fill in the ziplock bag as much tap water with a few drops of universal fertilizer, so that after the absorption of the substrate a few mm of water remain on the bottom. Then close the ziplock bag – Ready!
More watering is not required because no moisture evaporates through the ziplock bag .
Location: on the windowsill or in a small greenhouse in partial shade, daytime temperatures at about 25-30C, somewhat lower at night at 20-22. The resulting micro-climate provides ideal conditions for germination.