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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Pachypodium are shrubby succulents, mostly with thick, prickly stems, simple leaves and funnel-shaped flowers in terminal clusters
P. lamerei is a succulent shrub or small tree with thick, thorny stems bearing a cluster of narrow leaves near the apex, and terminal clusters of yellow-throated white flowers 10cm across in summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
1.5-2.5 metres / 1-1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
Under glass, grow in standard cactus compost in full light. From late spring to early autumn, water moderately and apply a low nitrogen liquid fertiliser every 4-5 weeks. Keep dry at other times
Propagate by seed at 19-24°C ( 66-75°F), or take stem-tip cuttings, in late spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning necessary
Pests Vulnerable to aphids while flowering
Relatively disease resistant
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