Alluaudia procera is commonly known as the Madagascar ocotillo and is a deciduous succulent native to south Madagascar. It is a spiny succulent shrub with thick, water-storing stems. A drought tolerant plant, Alluaudia procera likes a sunny position and is both an unusual and attractive addition to any dry garden.
The Madagascar ocotillo bursts into leaf in Spring creating spires of lush green stems making it a focal point of any garden.
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Up to 6 metres
Alluaudia procera is a hardy plant requiring little watering during the cooler months. During its growing season in summer, you can slightly increase the amount and frequency of watering.
The Madagascar ocotillo will thrive with an application of an All Purpose, Slow-Release fertiliser every 6 months.
Alluaudia procera requires a well-lit and well-ventilated environment for the best growing conditions.
Alluaudia procera is native to the arid and semi-arid tropical regions of the Western Hemisphere. It thrives in warm and dry environments, with an adaptable growth temperature of 15 to 25℃.