Pachypodium lamerei, commonly known as Madagascar Palm or Club Foot, is an iconic succulent plant native to Madagascar. It is a visually striking succulent that can reach heights of up to 20 feet (6 meters) in its natural habitat. It has a thick, swollen trunk that tapers toward the top and branches out into a crown of thick, green-gray, leathery leaves. The trunk of Pachypodium lamerei is the plant’s defining feature. It is bottle-shaped, usually wider at the base and narrower towards the top and stores water to withstand drought conditions.
The leaves of Pachypodium lamerei are thick, waxy, and lance-shaped, with a glossy dark green colour. It produces beautiful, white to cream-coloured flowers during the summer months. The flowers are tubular, star-shaped and they bloom in clusters at the top of the plant and are often fragrant.
This plant is easy to care for and adds a touch of exotic beauty to any houseplant collection.