Previous species
Previous Species

Next Species
Next Species

Home Page

Order CD-ROMs from the site

Tell a Friend

Gardening Books

Gardening Catalogs


Seasonal Links:

Pachypodium bispinosum
Scientific Name: Pachypodium bispinosum (L. f.) A. DC.
Family: Apocynaceae
Pachypodium  bispinosum Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Protect from frost

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (Port Elizabeth)

Growth Habits: Deciduous caudiciform shrub, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water in summer, no water from November to March


Cultural Practices:
This species is dormant in winter, keep it totally dry at or around 40F (4C).

Blooming Habits:
The Pachypodium bispinosum has light pink flowers with a pink throat.

Fruiting Habits:

Check for Field Collection numbers at Ralph Martin's Site

Sponsors: Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

We do get a small commission out of these sponsors that helps financing the website.  Let us know if you are satisfied or dissatisfied of their services, since obviously we are trying to advertise only for reputable garden supply companies.  They might be helpful to get plants not generally available at the local garden center, getting a new and unusual gardening tool or get a discount Better Homes and Gardens magazine subscription.


Desert Tropicals Home Page | List of All the Plants | More in the Apocynaceae family | Tell your friends about this page

Desert-Tropicals is dedicated to provide gardening advice, gardening ideas, and information about flower of all kind for landscape and collections. We try to check carefully the identification of the plants on the illustrations as well as the other information from the page, but occasionally errors do occur. if you notice anything that needs to be changed please contact us. Thanks.

1998-2005 Philippe Faucon, All Rights Reserved.