Pachypodium saundersii is a collectors plant from a range of unusual and sought after plants from Africa. Pachypodium means ‘thick foot', referring to the large, swollen caudiciform stems all members of this genus have. Found naturally in Southern Africa, on the Lebombo Mountains and other areas in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Eswatini (Swaziland).
It is usually a small, shrubby bush, but can grow up to 1.5m tall. The plant is covered in paired, sharp thorns, and dark green shiny leaves, and it flowers annually producing masses of white flowers that have a pinkish/purplish tinge to them. Leaves are present along the whole branch of this species which is unusual for Pachypodium.
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Pachypodium Care level
Requires very basic care and will thrive with neglect. It's deciduous and loses its leaves in winter. This is an indication to stop watering as much, if at all.
Where should I put my Pachypodium?
Pachypodium saundersii likes to be placed in partial to full sun with a minimum of three hours of direct sunlight per day. Warm and bright afternoon sun is best. keep in a southwest-facing window ideally
How should I water Pachypodium saundersi?
Water when the soil is dry and then soak and allow to drain, use rainwater if possible. The soil needs to be kept mostly dry and never let this plant sit in water. Water sparingly if Pachypodium saundersii has dropped its leaves in winter (which is normal).
Should I feed Pachypodium saundersi?
You can feed in spring and summer - try our vegan, organic plant food!
Is it suitable if I have pets?
No its very spikey!
What size is Pachypodium saundersi?
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Supplied in a plastic nursery pot