The Madagascar Palm, or Pachypodium lamerei, is native to Madagascar, as its name suggests. It is also found in other parts of Africa, such as Tanzania and Kenya. In its native habitat, the plant is often used for medicinal purposes, such as treating dysentery and fever, as well as for its wood, which is used for construction and furniture making. The plant was introduced to Europe in the 1800s and became popular as an ornamental plant due to its unique and striking appearance. Today, the Madagascar Palm is cultivated all over the world as a decorative plant and is popular among collectors and gardening enthusiasts.