Pachypodium geayi, commonly known as Madagascar Palm or Elephant’s Foot, is a fascinating succulent plant native to Madagascar. It is a small to medium-sized succulent with a unique and striking appearance with a thick, bottle-shaped trunk covered with a grayish-brown bark and has distinct vertical ridges. The plant’s leaves are thick, fleshy, and concentrated at the top of the trunk. They are typically dark green and arranged in a spiral rosette formation.
Pachypodium geayi is adorned with long, sharp thorns that emerge from the ridges along the trunk. In its native habitat, these spines serve as a protective mechanism against herbivores and can be quite formidable. During the blooming season, which usually occurs in late spring or early summer, Pachypodium geayi produces stunning and large clusters of white or creamy-white flowers. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and fragrant. It is an easy plant to care for.