Easily grown from seed. First, immerse the seeds in hot water
for 2-6 hours. Sow the seeds in a well-drained medium like river sand or
perlite/vermiculite mix, about 1cm deep. Take care not to overwater the
seedlings. Keep pot in warm situation 68-75°F. Germination usually occurs in
2-4 days. It can be more, don’t lose faith.
Adansonia digitata is probably the best know African tree.
Most of the species are found on Madagascar but the genus also occurs in
Australia. The Adansonia species are generally easy to grow in pots as indoor
bonsai. Baobab trees can live for thousands of years. Baobabs can grow to a
moderate height of about 20 meters, but their most impressive feature is the
huge, broad trunk which can reach over 30 meters in diameter. It can grow to a
very large size, with a very thick trunk and short branches. Root of the Adansonia
develops like a bulb, first going down in depth and then growing in width.
Hence it requires a quite deep pot. The baobab is also the only tree able to
regenerate bark directly from an exposed wood surface. The trunks store
considerable water, as much as 1000 gallons have been tapped from one. However,
if you do not have a half-acre to plant one on, they make great bonsai. At
Fall, the leaves will slowly begin to fall and at the end of December your
Baobab will be completely dormant. When the tree is bare of leaves the branches
look like roots sticking up, making it look as though it has been planted
upside down (Upside Down Tree). In March, when the temperature rises, it will
restart its germination and the first leaves will start to bud. The leaves can be
eaten like spinach. It has large pendulous white flowers. The fruit is mostly
ovoid, with a hard woody shell and covered with short yellowish hair. Hardiness
zone 10, (1°C/35°F) in Winter. For Adansonia digitata, to germinate and
continue its growth, it requires long periods of exposure to the sun and a
temperature never below 18-20°C. At the end of October, when the temperature
drops, it is advisable to bring the plant indoors and put it in a place
directly exposed to sunlight. The problem with a Baobab is that it has no
tolerance to cold, anything below 35°F is fatal. It occurs in dry woodland
preferring rocky and well-drained soil. Water the plant sparingly, twice a
week, since its soft and spongy wood fills with water in the rainy season to
have a considerable water reserve available in the dry season. The soil must be
kept quite dry during the dormancy which occurs generally from the end of
Summer to Spring. It is resistant to dryness.
All seeds will come in a resalable
plastic zip lock bag wrapped in a protectant so the seeds are not damaged by
shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other weeds or seeds
mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a high germination
All seed counts should be considered estimates as the seeds is
packaged by hand, there is 2-3 more or less in a bag. We do our best to
ensure accuracy and will often add extra seeds. However, all estimates are
Seeds will ship without tracking numbers. Items
will be shipped 1-3 business days of receiving payment. Plants will be shipped
via USPS. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 3-5 days.
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Important, Please Read
All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination.
Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your
seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing
instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able
to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to
garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good
viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.