Adansonia digitata Senegal

The African Baobab is a beautiful symbolic tree, able to attain a gigantic size. It is easy to cultivate in pots, as long as it is kept above 8 C and kept dry in winter, when leafless. Leaves are dark green, glossy and palmate. Flowers are an absolute beauty. The fruit is edible.

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The African Baobab is a beautiful symbolic tree, able to attain a gigantic size. It is easy to cultivate in pots, as long as it is kept above 8 C and kept dry in winter, when leafless. Leaves are dark green, glossy and palmate. Flowers are an absolute beauty. The fruit is edible.

This species is deciduous, so our plants will be leafless in Winter and part of Spring. Most plants are taller than the 1m limit of the postal box, so we will need to bend or prune the upper part. Young Baobabs are very resistant to pruning and will grow new main shoots soon.

This one was grown from seeds collected in Senegal.



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Marco Schmidt [1] [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

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Plant origin Africa
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Malvaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 15 ºC
Plant type Woody
Care Pot
Care Indoor plants
Shape Trees