The largest succulent in the world. Huge bottle-shaped trunks covered in grey bark. The stems and branches are also thick and appear like roots when the leaves have dropped. Hence its other common name of ‘Upside down tree’.
Native to the African continent.
Max height 25m.
Well drained soil.
Scarify the seed with sandpaper or a file to break the seed shell.
Soak the seeds for 24 hours.
Sow 1.5cm deep into good seed compost.
Place in a heated propagator.