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Elephant's Trunk

Pachypodium namaquanum

Also known as

Halfmens

Full Sun
Advanced care
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

4m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Elephant's Trunk

Pachypodium namaquanum
Stem showing spines, leaves and flowers
Flowers
Flower buds and leaves
Habitat

Elephant's Trunk Overview

Pachypodium namaquanum must rate as the most sought-after and popular of all large succulents from the arid Northern Cape and southern Namibia, otherwise known as the Gariep Region (Orange River region). These iconic survivors of the Richtersveld have stood the test of time and have a peculiar beauty about them, and a mysterious, almost magical side that has fascinated generations upon generations. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Northern Cape.

Common problems with Elephant's Trunk

How to propagate Elephant's Trunk

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring or summer.

Special features of Elephant's Trunk

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Pot plant