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Thick Foot

Pachypodium succulentum

Also known as

Kambroo

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

H5-H2

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

60cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Thick Foot

Pachypodium succulentum, in flower in the Kirstenbosch Conservatory.
Pachypodium succulentum, showing spines and leaves.
Pachypodium succulentum, in flower in the Kirstenbosch Conservatory.
Pachypodium succulentum, in flower in the Kirstenbosch Conservatory.
Pachypodium succulentum, in the Free State NBG.

Thick Foot Overview

A slow-growing shrublet characterized by its unusual thickened, underground, water-storing, tuberous stem, which helps the plant to survive during drought periods. It is able to grow at subzero temperatures in winter.

Common problems with Thick Foot

How to propagate Thick Foot

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring or summer.

Special features of Thick Foot

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Other uses of Thick Foot

Medicinal