The Pachypodium lamerei plant is not a cactus or a palm tree but gets labeled as one. The barrel stem of the ‘Cactus Palm’ is covered with thick spines. It carries an umbrella of shiny green leaves at the top of the trunk.
Madagascar Palm trees are sun-loving, prefers warm weather, bright light and full sun in some locations. When positioning plants, place Pachypodiums in a south-facing window with lots of full sunlight.
When growing indoors you may want to keep it near a heater vent or register to ensure it stays warm in the winter months.
For watering needs – keep the Madagascar palm on the dry side and water only when the soil mix is dry. When watering, the plants should be thoroughly watered throughout the summer and decrease the watering during the winter.
When the leaves fall off, STOP watering.
At the beginning of spring and the beginning of summer apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer (liquid or granular).