Plant Care Madagascar Palm

Madagascar Palm

4.9 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Madagascar Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Madagascar Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower


Pachypodium lamerei

How to care for Madagascar Palm


How often to water your Madagascar Palm

Water needs for Madagascar Palm
0.5 cups
every 12

Madagascar Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Madagascar Palm

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Madagascar Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Madagascar Palm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Madagascar Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Madagascar Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Madagascar Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Madagascar Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Madagascar Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Madagascar Palm

Madagascar Palm

Madagascar Palm

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Madagascar Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Madagascar Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Madagascar Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Madagascar Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Madagascar Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Madagascar Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Hopewrld avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 133 XP

i love that they can grow taller and into palm trees. keep away from pets that eat plants though.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Rjg avatar
leaf-1 78 Plants
xp 10,514 XP
globe Austin, Texas

when I got Madi sue was barely 5” tall. just keeps going up and up 4+ years later.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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