Large Bottle Tree (Pachypodium geayi)
Origin : South-western Madagascar
Environment : on rocky slopes, in full sunlight, on very well drained soil
Climate : hot, warm, mild; dry or arid; extremely draught-resistant
Pachypodium is a genus of African succulent arboreal plants that comprises 23 species, 18 native of Madagascar and 5 native of the continent. They are all xerophyte, meaning that they live in dry or even arid conditions, both because of the long dry season (up to 10 months) and because they grow on rocky, sandy or gravely soils, that do not retain water and nutrients. They can survive cold winters, but their leaves die and they fall in dormant state. The big trunk of Pachypodium geayi resembles a bottle shape, hence the common name.
Model 1 specs: 10 meters
Model 2 specs: 5 meters
Model 3 specs: 1.5 meters