I am not a professional nor an expert in Pachypodium taxonomy. Any help with ID and spelling are always welcome. To up-date my list I've been using many books, journals, catalogs and other web-sites. It's been helpful, but I have more work to do. I only ship to the main 48 States. I do ship in the winter. I have 72+ hour heat packs for $3.00 each. No international shipping. Please read the front page for ordering information. Please list the name and number of the plants for ordering. The smaller Pachypodiums can be shipped in there pots.


*Pachypodium brevicauleXdensiflorum X bicolor - This cross made, seed grown and grafted by my friend Mike Keeling.

    Pachypodium brevicauleXdensiflorum X bicolor grafted - Growing in a 6 inch pot. 7pbdb @ $50.00 Sold

*Pachypodium cactipes - Synonyms: Pachypodium rosulatum subs. cactipes. Pachypodium rosulatum subs. cactipes is one of the most attractive species in the entire genus that can be grown both indoors, as well as outdoors in warm climates. Pachypodium cactipes may merely represent a southerly form of the Pachypodium rosulatum complex but some authors preferred to recognize it as a distinct species until further research clarifies its affinities. Its rich green glossy foliage, showy yellow flowers on long stems and ease of culture make it one of the more rewarding of the genus. It's habit is shrub-like up to 1 m high, diameter up to 1.50 m, with a squat pachycaul trunk (inflated base). The caudex is mostly spineless, strongly succulent to subglobose and at least apically spiny that turns silver grey as it ages. After the plant first flowers, it begins to branch until it forms a head of short, thick, tapered branches with groups of leaves sprouting from the tips of the branches. Young stems more or less erect. The leaves, which fall in the dry season, form a rosette on the top of branches. They are deciduous, very dark green above, white below, margins revolute. Spines are weak, needle-like, reddish, conical on the upper half of the plant. Flowers are open-faced, canary yellow, at the end of long pedunculate inflorescences, with rather short and wide tubes and hairy ovary. Corolla pale yellow outside, bright yellow inside. The blooming season is late winter and early spring before the leaves appear. The origin and habitat is Northwest of Fort-Dauphin and adjacent areas, Toliara, southern part of Madagascar. Altitude ranges from 70 metres above sea level. These are young plants grow from seed by Mike Keeling.

   Pachypodium cactipes - 1, 5, 6 @ $25.00 each 

   Pachypodium cactipes - 25pc, 26pc @ $25.00

   Pachypodium cactipes - 21pc, 22pc, 23pc @ $25.00 each

*Pachypodium geayi multi-branched - This is a multi-branching form that will branch from the base of the main stem. Pachypodium geayi is an extraordinarily decorative bottle-shaped tree, 4-7(-8) m high whit stem and branches metallic grey thick and succulent. It strongly resemble cereiform cacti, with highly succulent, cylindrical stems armed with sharp spines. Pachypodium geayi is often confused with the more common Pachypodium lamerei, but easily distinguished by having thinner leaves accented with a prominent mid-rib of a different colour than the rest of the leaf and in the hairs which adorn the young branches and the leaves. Pachypodium geayi is one of the largest of the Madagascar species and may be regarded as more decorative than Pachypodium lamerei. Has a pachycaule trunk (caudex) generally unbranched, wholly above ground, columnar, thick, elongated, cigar- or bottle-shaped, 3-6 m long, 15-30 cm in diameter at the base, gradually thickened above up to 40-80 cm, young growth covered entirely with silvery grey felt. Older parts with greyish white to yellowish white papery bark. The trunk contains as much as 91.5% water. Secondary branches: Few to several only at the summit of the trunk, candelabra-like, more or less horizontal, somewhat stubby. starts branching afte first blooming. The leaves are tufted at the very tips of the branches, thin, linear-lanceolate, narrowing at the top, up to 40 cm long, upper surface glossy grey-green or dark-green, with a bright pink mid-rib. Plants that are stressed by intense heat, cold or lack of water tend to have darker leaves, still, almost purple in colour. The plant has white flowers with recurved corolla lobes and exerted stamens on a rather lax inflorescence. Southwest Madagascar, Toliara, Leeu-wenberg, Rapanarivo, Mont Eliva, Mahafaly, Betioky, Tsimanampetsotsa, Menarandra, Manambovo, Ampanihy, Tsiombe, Antananarivo, Tulear. Seed grown by my friend Mike Keeling.

    Pachypodium geayi - These may branch at the base when they get bigger. - Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots.  @ $20.00 each

     Pachypodium geayi multi-branched - Growing in 6 inch pots. 1pgm @ $25.00

   Pachypodium geayi multi-branched - Growing in 6 inch pots. 2pgm @ $25.00

   Pachypodium geayi multi-branched - Growing in 6 inch pots. 3pgm @ $25.00

   Pachypodium geayi multi-branched - Growing in 6 inch pots. 4pgm @ $25.00

*Pachypodium horombense - Found on the Horombe plateau in southern Madagascar, Fianarantsoa, Ambatolahy-Kelivondraka Road, Altitude- 500-1000 metres above sea level. It is found in granite outcrops on hilltops, which are also home to some of Madagascar's rarest species, for example Pachypodium brevicauleEuphorbia quartziticolaAloe calcairophyllaAloe isalensis and Schizolaena tampoketsana. Pachypodium horombense is a succulent shrublet about 1.5 m high with a plump, bottle-shaped, main stem surmounted by a number of short, spiny fat arms each bearing a rosette of leaves and a single long-peduncled inflorescence that carries 3-10, broadly cup-shaped, horizontal, gold flowers during the warm months of the year. The flower has an inflated corolla that forms five large sacs into which the pollinator can crawl. Unless in flower, it's difficult to distinguish it from the cactus pachypodium (Pachypodium rosulatum). P. horombense is a succulent shrub or dwarf tree up to 60 cm high similar to Pachypodium rosulatum but with stiffer, more erect stems branching nearer to the base. Growing for seed and grafted by Mike Keeling.

  Pachypodium horombense graft - 3ph @ $50.00

     Pachypodium horombense graft - 6ph @ $50.00

*Pachypodium inopinatum - Synonyms: Pachypodium rosulatum var. inopinatum - Is a species of Pachypodium endemic to Madagascar. The plant trunk is pachycaul, and typically short and fat. It produces large, campanulate, lovely white flowers and very narrow leaves. Starts skinny but then forms up into a fat lump with ascending short and spiny branches. Grown for seed and grafted by my friend Mike Keeling.

   Pachypodium inopinatum graft - Growing in a 6 inch pot. 4pi @ $50.00 Sold

*Pachupodium makayense - Synonyms: Pachypodium rosulatum subs. makayense (Lavranos) Lüthy. Firstly described as Pachypodium makayense by Lavranos 2004 is a local or morphological form of the widespread and variable Pachypodium rosulatum. It has a large shining yellow flower with a white ring around the tube. However the distinguishing characteristics of  P. makayense, appear to fall within the natural variation of P. rosulatum and it should be synonymized with the latter. It is one of the most attractive species in the entire genus that can be grown both indoors, as well as outdoors in warm climates. It’s a moderate grower and an impressive caudex can be steadily developed. In the winters it is deciduous, except in very tropical areas. The origin and habitat is the massif of Makay, in the Menabe, Tulear province, South of Madagascar. Pachypodium makayense on grows step sandstone mountains. Seed grown by my friend Mike Keeling.

   Pachupodium makayense - Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. 15pmk, 16pmk, 19pmk @ $25.00 each

    Pachupodium makayense - Growing in a 6 inch pot. 2pm @ $50.00

*Pachtpodium mikea - As described by Huntington Botanical Gardens:"As Jonas Lüthy commented in his article describing this new pachypodium (C&SJ, Vol. 77:178 - 186, 2005), it is surprising that this tall, arborescent species could have eluded description for so long. The plants were first encountered by botanists at the beginning of the 20th century, but they were confused with P. geayi. The two species grow together and have similar cigar-shaped trunks with a crown of slender branches and similar leaves (though these are more densely white-tomentose beneath in mature P. mikea). The flowers, however, are distinctive. Those of P. geayi are distinct in having creamy yellow reflexed petals and exserted stamens while those of P. mikea are more like those of P. lamerei, white with a yellow throat and included stamens."A large growing Pachypodium species, aka the Madagascar Palm. (They are not palms; they are pachycaul (thick trunked) trees from Madagascar. this seems like a genetic link between lamerei and geayi. Flowers are white with yellow throats. Pretty uncommon pachy species! Deciduous, drops leaves in winter. Grown from seed by my friend Mike Keeling.

   Pachypodium mikea - Growing in 4 inch round pots. pm-1 & pm-2 @ $18.00 each

   Pachypodium mikea - Growing in 4 inch round pots. pm-3 & pm-4 @ $18.00 each

*Pachypodium ramosum is a local form of Pachypodium lamerei. It distinguishes mostly by a dwarf growth habit. It has also more rounded corolla lobes, gradually narrowed towards the base 4-5 cm long and has glabrous leaves - never tomentose below. Habit: It is a semidecidous or deciduous semitropical succulent stemmed tree, 2,5 m tall, or more with optimal conditions. As a houseplant, it is much smaller. In cultivation it is often marketed as the "Madagascar Palm", despite in not being a palm at all. The Pachypodium tends to lose its leave and go dormant in winter in temperate climate areas. The stems has an intensely spiny grey and very attractive and stout trunk, which is solitary or dichotomously branched and the base is spindle-shaped. The stem are covered by tough, glossy bark and spirally set low tubercles. Branching starts only after the first flowering which can be expected once the plants are about 1,5-1,8 m tall. The thorns are 3 on each tubercle, the 2 divergent lateral 1-2,5(-6) cm long, with a shorter ascending central. Leaves are 20-35 cm long, lanceloted to narrowly elliptic, glabrous - not tomentose below, simple, glossy green, margins slightly wavy scattered along the branches and arranged spirally mostly just at the top of the plant. Seed grown by my friend Mike Keeling.

   Pachypodium ramosum - Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. 40prm, 41prm @ $18.00 each

*Pachypodium rosulatus ssp. gracilis - Pachypodium rosulatum subs. gracilius is a beautiful caudex plant with bright yellow flowers. It is smaller growing than the type and has fewer thinner leaves, slimmer branches and a shorter corolla tube. Height up to 90 centimetres. The plant trunk is pachycaule, up to 40 centimetres across, and typically short and fat like a more or less regular balloon. Branches are narrow, tapering, ascending, reddish-brown, smooth but new shoot lanate up to two centimetres in diameter and reach a height of 60 centimetres. Spines are paired conical about 5 mm long. Leaves are elliptic to lanceolate, and smaller than other rosulatum about 3-11 cm long, 0,8-2,5 cm wide. Hairless above than beneath. Flowers are bright yellow 2-5 together on top of a peduncle 7-40 cm long. Corolla tube thin cylindrical up to 3 cm long, with narrow, ovoid lobes.This plant is native to Madagascar and it is widespread on the central plateau. Seed grown and grafted by my friend Mike Keeling.

       Pachypodium rosulatus ssp. gracilis crest/monstrose graft - Thick cresting stems. This one is growing on it own roots and yes they do and will flower. Growing in a 8 inch square pot. LgPrg #2 @ $150.00 + $45.00 boxing & shipping fee.

     Pachypodium rosulatus ssp. gracilis crest/monstrose graft - This one is larger then the one list above. Growing in a 8 inch square pot. Seed grown and grafted by my friend Mike Keeling. LgPrg#3 @ $150.00 + $45.00 boxing & shipping fee.

*Pachypodium rutenbergianum - Is a candelabrum-shaped tree forming a stout, succulent, bottle-shaped trunk and is the largest of the pachypodiums, 3 to 9 m tall - occasionally it may reach 15 m with time. It has a heavily branched crown of thick forking branches. The showy pure white often with yellowish-green centre flowers are large, asymmetrical and smell of perfume. The leaves form around the growth tips of the trunk and branches and have a downward curvature in the length. The trunk is bottle-shaped or cigar shaped up to 6-9 m (or more) in height and 15-100 cm at the base. Bark grey, grey-green or pale silvery brown, smooth or with leaf scars. The branches are heavily armed with spines. First branches narrowly ovoid, 5-20 cm in diameter at the base and tapering at the apex. Branchlets 1-3.5 cm in diameter, covered with spines. The spines paired, conical and laterally compressed, straight or rarely curved, brown, 3-15 mm long, 1-10 mm wide at the base, occasionally with one or two ascending central(s) between. Leaves are deciduous only growing at the very tips of the branches, shortly petiolate ( petiole 5-60 mm long, up to 5 mm in diameter, glabrous). Leaves blade softy coriaceous or herbaceous (papery when dried), glossy green, narrowly oblong (2-10 x as long as wide), with pointed ends, cuneate at the base, 3-45 cm long, 1-8 cm wide glabrous, green with a lighter green vein running the length of the leaf on both sides and 35-75 pairs of dark secondare red veins on the underside, tertiary venation reticulate if conspicuous. Large flowers, very pretty and showy, white with a yellow center, sweet-scented. Pachypodium rutenbergianum covers a wide area, ranging from the southwest corner to northwest tip of Madagascar. Grown from seed by my frind Mike Keeling. These are a few I cut to make them breach as a young plants. They make a really cool look plant when they get larger and the scare will slowly disappear.

    Pachypodium rutenbergianum - Growing in 6 inch sqare pots. - 10pr @ $35.00 each

   Pachypodium rutenbergianum - Growing in 6 inch sqare pots. - 30pr @ $35.00 each

*Pachypodium lealii subs. saundersii - best known as Pachypodium saundersii is a fat pot-bellied stem-succulent. It produces terminal clusters of large white flowers tinged with purple, they are long-tubed and adapted to pollination by moths. It flowers in autumn at the end of the summer growing season.  Stem are shrubby, 1-2 metres hight and wide (wild), up to approx 1 x 1 m (garden), with a ball-shaped bole (tuber), up to 1 m in diameter, often irregularly shaped, rising little above the ground, little-branched. Branches erect, simple or sparingly re-branched above, densely spinous, thick at the base and tapering rapidly to 5-10 mm in diameter, glabrous, with a thin, papery greyish bark, deeply longitudinally wrinkled on drying. Short shoots (branchlets), with crowded slender spines up to 1 cm long, present in axils of main stem leaves. Leaves: Subsessile (Petiole 0–3 mm long), spirally arranged on young branches or tufted near ends of axillary branchlets - abbreviated axillary shoots, oblanceolate, obovate. Spines on the short axillary shoots shorter. Inflorescences are terminal, sessile or subsessile , several-flowered, very condensed. Pedicels hardly any or up to 2-4 mm long. Axes glabrous. Bracts small, lanceolate, early deciduous. Flowers are large showy, white, tinged with pink to purple on outside of corolla, greenish within. Seed grown by my friend Mike Keeling.

     Pachypodium saundesii - Growing in 7"X12" sq. pot. 32pslg @ $35.00 each

    Pachypodium saundersii - Growing in 1 gallon pot. Pslg-1 @ $35.00 each

   Pachypodium saundersii - Growing in 1 gallon pot. Pslg-2 @ $35.00 each

   Pachypodium saundersii - Growing in 1 gallon pot. 31pslg @ $35.00 each

    Pachypodium saundersii - Growing in 1 gallon pot. Pslg-3 @ $35.00 each

    Pachypodium saundersii - Growing in 1 gallon pot. Pslg-4 @ $35.00 each

     Pachypodium saundersii - These have had the main stem cut,to make a more interesting plant in time. 34pssh @ $35.00 each Sold

     Pachypodium saundersii - These have had the main stem cut,to make a more interesting plant in time. 33pssh @ $35.00 each

*Pachypodium sofiense - Synonyms: Pachypodium rutenbergianum var. sofiense. Clearly this tree species, from Madagascar, is related to P. rutenbergianum, but we keep it at the species level. This is a medium-sized tree with large green leaves and a stem lined with spines. The flowers are white and clustered near the stem tips. This species blooms at a smaller size that P. rutenbergianum, which is a much larger plant. I like to keep them pot bound. NorthWest Madagascar. Seed grown by my friend Mike Keeling.

     Pachypodium sofiense - Growing in 6 inch pots.  30ps @ $30.00 each

     Pachypodium sofiense - Growing in 6 inch pots.  31ps @ $30.00 each

   Pachypodium sofiense - Growing in 6 inch pots.  32ps @ $30.00 each

   Pachypodium sofiense - Growing in 6 inch pots.  33ps @ $30.00 each