Pronunciation: pak-uh-PO-dee-um GAY-ee
|Description||A beautiful and unusual succulent shrub from Madagascar that develops a metallic grey, bottle shaped trunk covered in needles. The trunk is topped by grey-green leaves with a mid-rib that turns bright pink in full sun. Fragrant white flowers with yellow throats appear on mature plants. A frost-tender evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Blooms||Mature plants bloom in late spring to summer.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 13 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Companion Plants||Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Natal Plum (Carissa macrocarpa); Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria capensis); Aloe (Aloe hybrids); African Iris (Dietes)|
|Care||Provide very porous, well-drained soil. Shelter from intense afternoon sun in hot, inland regions. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Requires minimal water during cool winter months.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.