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Care of Madagascar Palm

Posted by echo1111 none (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 12 at 11:50

i have a Madagascar Palm tree in my greenhouse that has reached about 15 feet tall and is pushing agaist the roof. Is this plant like most palms in that I cannot cut the top of the tree off without killing the plant?

Thanks very much.


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RE: Care of Madagascar Palm

What do you mean by a 'Madagascar Palm'? Do you mean Pachypodium? That is not a palm tree, it's a succulent. If that is what you have, then you can cut off the top with a sterile knife without killing the plant. You could probably also root the top you have cut off? If you have some actual palm tree from Madagascar, you cannot cut the top off--no way.


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RE: Care of Madagascar Palm

Thanks so much for your information njoasis. You are absolutely correct it is a Pachypodium. Thanks.


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RE: Care of Madagascar Palm

15 feet, wow! I have one about 2.5 feet tall in my living room and it's too big! :). Madagascar has some interesting plants for sure.


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RE: Care of Madagascar Palm

Hi
My neighbors have one that I know to be 32 years old and
it flowered for the first time this spring!! Huge white lacy singles with an aroma to die for .I could smell it inside my house. Curious if it will die?? gary


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