Originating form Madagascar, pachypodium is a genus of succulent plants also categorised as Caudex plant. A caudex plants characteristics is its thickened base where the plant store, water nutrients and energy.
Japanese growers adore these plants for their small chubby look and grow them to be as thick as possible. Pachypodium Gracilius has become quite famous for its recognisable silhouette and they are very sought after by collectors.
Notable pachypodium species include, gracilius, brevicaule and baronii.