Bottle Plant aka Madagascar Palm ( Pachydodium )

These are succulents and therefore need lots of direct bright light.  Temperatures need to be over 55’F.  Keep them away from drafty windows and doors in cold climates.  They will reward you with  wonderful flowers if you take good care of them.

Water regularly during summer months, less in winter months.  Too little water in the summer will cause leaves to drop.  Too much water in the winter will cause the plant to rot.

Some leaves may spot, brown and fall off at the beginning of the winter dormancy period. This is ok.

If you can take them outdoors for the summer they will be a very happy plant.

The sap is toxic so be careful if you get any on your hands.