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Care of the plant Alluaudia ascendens or Fantsiolotse.

Care of the plant Alluaudia ascendens or Fantsiolotse

The genus Alluaudia, family Didiereaceae, comprises 6 species of succulent plants endemic to the island of Madagascar. Some species are: Alluaudia ascendens, Alluaudia procera, Alluaudia comosa.

Common name: Fantsiolotse. This species is native to Madagascar.

They are deciduous succulent plants that reach more than 15 meters in height. The most interesting thing is its trunk covered with thorns and small fleshy leaves perfectly aligned vertically; When the plant loses its leaves, it is the stem that performs photosynthesis. They produce male and female flowers at the end of the stems, although they have no ornamental interest. They bloom in autumn.

Alluaudia ascendens needs a exposure in full sun and does not tolerate the cold.

They prefer sandy soil that drains perfectly.

Water moderately when the plant has leaves and only occasionally when it loses them, as it comes to rest. If it is very hot you can spray the leaves with water early in the morning.

They can be propagated by woody cuttings of the stem or by seeds sown in late winter.

Images of the plant Alluaudia ascendens or Fantsiolotse

Alluaudia ascendens
Alluaudia ascendens
Alluaudia ascendens
Alluaudia ascendens
Alluaudia procera
Alluaudia procera
 

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