Pachypodium rosulatum

This species occurs in Madagascar.

The deciduos leaves are oblong and dark green with a bit of a glossy look to them. The leaves have a lighter middle vein and form a rosette around the tips of branches. The trunk is a smooth bottle shape and is greenish silver. Spines are conical. Branching occurs where the plant has flowered. The flowers are what distinguises the variants of this species. The type plant has yellow flowers in clusters on long peduncles. Flowers will set in the second year in good conditions. Rosulatum should be given full light and plenty of water during the warmer months and considerably less water in the cool months. These are one of the most widely cultivated of the species. Seedlings grow fairly slowly compared to other Pachypodium species.

Pachypodium rosulatum drakei