Pachypodium Brevicaule

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  •  Pachypodium brevicaule, which means "thick-foot, short-stem", has a grey caudex that resembles an elephant's trunk. It is one of the smaller species of the family. This plant is native to south-central Madagascar and can grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. Its stem also looks like a blob (or a cow-pie) because it is compressed horizontally and doesn't reach over a few inches high.

     The tube-shaped bright yellow flowers are about 3 cm in diameter and bloom in the summer. Its leaves, which are about 2-4 cm long and 1-2 cm wide, form loosely compact rosettes.

    See more about How to Care for Pachypodium Brevicaule.

     All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
  •  Porous and well-drained potting mix. Optimal pH is around 5.0 to 6.0 (slightly acidic).

     Full sun.

     Water thoroughly only when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Reduce watering to a minimum in the winter.

     This plant cannot tolerate the cold, should always be kept in warm temperatures. The minimum temperature required is about 55°F (13°C).
  • USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
  • Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Most 2" plants are shipped in their original plastic pot with soil. Fragile and big 4" plants are shipped bareroot to ensure their safety. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging. We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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Chris F.
United States United States
Pachypodium Brevicaule

This is a treasure. It is very unusual but oh so cute. Mine arrived healthy but a bit parched. I soaked the roots in water and removed a couple of dry leaves. Now it is happily adjusting to its new home.

Olivia M.
United States United States
Pachypodium Brevicaule

Pachypodium arrived healthy but a little "drained" from the journey. It has since recovered nicely and has shown new growth in leaves and size.

Duc N.
United States United States
Pachypodium brevicaule

You guys are so wonderful! There was a slight issue with my order and you went way above and beyond being so accommodating to me! I TRULY appreciate it and will be ordering from you again soon!

Aimee W.
United States United States

OMG. This little plant is precious! Tinier than I expected, but very hardy and healthy! Already as some new growth on it at arrival and it is lovely! Super excited to watch this baby grow!

Char K.
United States United States
Wonderful! Alive and beautiful! Will

Wonderful! Alive and beautiful! Will order again. Thank you!