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Zoom Pachypodium horembense
Zoom Pachypodium horembense
Zoom Pachypodium horembense
Zoom Pachypodium horembense
Zoom Pachypodium horembense
Zoom Pachypodium horembense
Zoom Pachypodium horembense

Pachypodium horembense

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Named after the place it was discovered by some lazy-arse botanist this insanely cool plant is endemic to the Horombe Plateau in Madagascar. Unlike their cousin the Madagascar Palm that eventually form small trees with branching high on the stem these guys have a shrub like habit, producing multiple, chunky (that's a technical botany term btw) arms from their short fat stems. Like their cousin they're also super easy to care for, produce spikes along their branches and stems and produce a crown of glossy green leaves at the termination of each branch. When they mature they will produce clusters of broadly cup-shaped golden flowers through the summer.

Kind of like a fat little plant version of the monster from stranger things but less likely to try and destroy humanity!

Please note: in a temperate climate these plants lose their leaves in winter so if you're purchasing at this time you may receive a plant that is losing or has lost it's leaves - don't worry though, they still look super cool and are perfectly healthy!

    Pachypodium horembense


    Caring for your Pachypodium horembense


    They need bright direct light for a good portion of the day. Not so good for a bathroom but great for a westerly or north facing window that keeps burning your philodendrons and obliterating your ferns.

    Managing Growth

    These guys are currently about 20cm tall but over time will grow into a beautifully sculptural many branched small shrub about 1m tall with a bulbous pachycaudal (water holding) stem. Trust us when we say that everyone you know will say 'what the hell is that plant and where did you get it?"


    Through the warmer months (whilst it has leaves) water as you would most indoor plants - when the 2-3cm of soil in the pot dries out. In the cooler months water very little or not at all.

    For more detailed care information, please refer to the our Plant Care Guides.

    Our special eco packaging

    No Plant Stress

    Our plant packaging is designed by people know how to keep plants fresh and healthy in transit. Your plants will enjoy a comfortable trip directly from our greenhouse to your door in just a few of days. Your plant will not have to deal with the stress of being bare rooted for transport (how most plants are sent) and you won’t have to deal with the mess and fuss of potting up your new plant when you receive it.

    Stability Support

    The plastic pot will be wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in place, it will then be tied into a specially designed cardboard insert which will keep it stable and upright throughout its journey. The insert will be glued in place on top of your cardboard wrapped ceramic pot to hold it down and your plant up!

    No Re-Potting

    Your plant will come in its plastic pot which we make sure fits perfectly in whichever ceramic pot you choose. Our packaging has been designed to allow us to send your beautiful ceramic pot along with your plant, fully potted, yep in soil, together in the same box.

    Fully Recyclable

    The thing that we’re most proud of is that our packaging is fully recyclable and re-useable so you don’t have to feel bad about generating more packaging waste. In fact you should feel awesome because ordering from us, online, will generate way less emissions than if you were to drive to the nursery to buy a plant. The only plastic you get will be the plastic pot that your plant comes in and these can be re-used or recycled.


    Please note, due to quarantine restrictions on plants and soil, we are not able to deliver plants to WA, NT and TAS.


    Standard Rate Flat Rate - $9.95

    Express Flat Rate - $19.95

    Free Delivery for orders over $150



    If your address is serviceable, a live rate is provided by our delivery partner Shippit. Unfortunately we cannot provide Free Delivery for these locations.

    Why you should feel awesome buying from us

    You're Shopping Local

    You are buying a quality products handmade and grown in Australia, doing your bit to support small craft Australian businesses.

    We're a Sustainable Business

    Our products are delivered in fully recyclable packaging, plastic free through carbon neutral postal services.

    You're helping the Planet

    From every item purchased, we donate $1 towards protecting and regenerating the Daintree Rainforest.

    Well-loved Plants

    Lovingly reared plants by our qualified horticulturist.

    Custom Packaging

    A fully recyclable transport system designed especially for plants & pots.

    Prepped for Travel

    Well hydrated and packed no longer than they need to.

    Efficient Delivery

    2-4 day delivery to major metro locations in Australia.


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