Alluadia Procera (Madagascan Ocotillo)

Alluadia Procera (Madagascan Ocotillo) succulent for sale in Orange County, CA

Rarely caring leaves, this intriguing succulent tree is full of character. Long, wandering, round stems are covered in vicious grey spines. When it carries leafs, during the spring, the branches are laced with alternating spines and vibrant green, round, sprouts. Interesting enough, the only time this plant needs water is while its in leaf, its growing season. While not officially related to the true Ocotillo, the two plants do resemble each other. This plant rarely flowers in cultivation, but in its native forests in Southwestern Madagascar, where it can reach over 50’ tall (very rarely exceeding 15’-20’ here in Orange County), it puts out yellow flowers along the tips of the plant. The architectural nature of this plant, like all succulents make it a favorite of the cactus varieties. While we don’t carry many cactus, we do still love to use them in design/arrangements, for added height and textures.

 

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