Plant Guide

Decarya madagascariensis

Pronunciation: de-KAIR-yuh mad-uh-gas-KAR-ee-EN-sis
Family: Didiereaceae
Common Name: Decarya
Plant Type:
  • succulent and cactus
  • trees, shrubs

Height to: 25'
Width to: indefinite
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14

Bloom Description: cymes of small white flowers
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer

Sun Exposure:
  • full sun

Soil Type: sharply drained soil.
Pests and Diseases: scale insects

Propagation: sow seed at 70ºF/21ºC or take stem cuttings from spring to summer.
Native to: S.W. Madagascar
Notes: A succulent shrub or small tree.  Data Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12

Submitted by: distantkin
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