BAOBAB TREE (ADANSONIA DIGITATA)

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BAOBAB TREE (ADANSONIA DIGITATA)

$4.13 / packet

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Description

The legendary 'Upside-Down-Tree' (Adamsonia digitata) makes an intriguing, long-lived bonsai or conservatory plant and is easily grown from seed. In the wild this tree is a valuable food commodity, the huge sausage fruits being the source of cream of tartar.

Sowing Advice

Abrade a small portion of each seed with sand paper or on a rough brick or similar, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 2cm deep in a good loamy compost. Keep in a propagator or warm place, at between 20 and 25 degrees C, and do not exclude light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots. Pot on small plants frequently in a coarse loose compost to achieve huge plants very quickly.

Key Facts

Family:Bombaceae

Common name:Adansonia digitata

Classification:Greenhouse perennial

Height:15.0m

Packet Content:4 (Approx)

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