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Operculicarya decaryi


Elephant Tree
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Operculicarya decaryi
Principal Common Name Jabily
Common Name(s) Elephant Tree
Description It is a thick stemmed tree with more or less straight pubescent branches and usually red flowers. Natural succulent bonsai tree from Madagscar with thickened roots; slow growing, deciduous, dioecious pachycaul, up to 30 feet tall. It has very small dark red flowers in late winter.
General Comments The Operculicarya decaryi is dioecious.
Nativity South-West Madagascar
Height Range 30 - 0 FT
Spread Range 8 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Fine : Shiny
Form Shrub : Small Tree : Succulent
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Winter
Ease of Growing Difficult
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Form : Shape

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