Madagascan Ocotillo

 

Alludia procera

Didiereaceae

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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 60 feet tall vase shaped
Flowers: Yellowish white, orange or gold flowers at the end of the branches

Fruit: Seed
Stems/Trunks: Tough, sharp spines,
Range/Origin: Southern and southwestern Madagascar
Hardiness: USDA: 10-12, 32F.

Comments: Low litter, Sharp thorns, After a rain, small leaves will develop, but drop when desert dries out

This plant is very similar in appearance, but not related to the ocotillo of the Southwest deserts

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full to partial sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Maintenance: Minimal

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