The Madagascar Palm
The Madagascar Palm originates, as the name suggests, originally from Madagascar. The botanical name of this plant is Pachypodium lamerei, where Paychopodium roughly translates to "thick footcan be translated as "Madagascar palm". The Madagascar palm comes from the dog palm family and is also cultivated in Germany as a houseplant. The advantage of the Madagascar palm: Since it is very robust as a succulent, it rarely dies even with little care. In Madagascar there is a total of 13 different typesSome of them can grow up to six meters high, while others are only as big as pebbles. The Madagascar palms have a so-called thorny coat, whereby these thorns are actually stipules. These stipules are very thickened and therefore act like spines. By the way, the pachypodia are very slow growing plants. Therefore, until they bloom for the first time can easily take up to ten years. By the way, the plant got the name Pachypodium, meaning "thick foot", because it has a lot of Water stored in the lower part of its trunk. Moreover, the sap inside the plant is poisonous and very sticky, so it is better not to touch the Madagascar palm too often.