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Club Foot, Elephant's Trunk
Scientific Name: Pachypodium namaquanum (Wyley ex Harvey) Welw.
Synonym:
Family: Apocynaceae
Club Foot, Elephant's Trunk (Pachypodium  namaquanum) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11-12

Frost Tolerance: Will take some light frost

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Namibia, South Africa

Growth Habits: Shrub or small tree, growing extremely slowly to 10 feet (3 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water during the growing season

Propagation: Seeds


Cultural Practices:
Pachypodium namaquanum is a winter grower, it grows from August to November. Give it water during this growing period, and minimum to no water the rest of the time

Blooming Habits:
The Pachypodium namaquanum generally blooms at 6 year old or older, about 12 inches tall (30 cm). The petals have dark red tips. The plants has another flush of leaves after blooming.

Fruiting Habits:

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