Baobab Tree

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    16 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Adansonia digitata

Common Names: Baobab Tree, Tree of Life, Upside Down Tree, Malagasy

Overview: The Baobab Tree, often hailed as the “Tree of Life,” is a majestic and ancient species native to the arid regions of Madagascar, mainland Africa, and Australia. Renowned for its remarkable longevity and unusual appearance, the Baobab can live for thousands of years. This tree is characterized by a thick, cylindrical trunk, which can reach up to 10 meters in diameter, and a sparse canopy of branches that are often leafless for much of the year. During the brief rainy season, the tree produces lush, green leaves and large, white, fragrant flowers.

The Baobab’s trunk is uniquely adapted for water storage, capable of holding up to 120,000 liters, enabling it to thrive in harsh, drought-prone environments. Its fruit, known as “monkey bread,” is edible and nutritionally rich, providing sustenance to various animal species and humans alike.

Description

Fill your Porch or Garden with Generations of Life

One of the longest living species on earth, the Boabab tree is native to the African continent. It’s also commonly known as the upside-down tree and is what Disney’s tree of life is based off of. This only grows in the warmest climates in Florida such as the southern tip of Florida and a small area of southern California. Baobabs are adapted to arid, savannah environments and are capable of surviving in harsh conditions with minimal water. This resilience is largely due to their ability to store water in their enormous trunks.

Caring for your Baobab

Native to Africa, Madagascar, and Australia, these trees are renowned for their longevity, massive trunks, and unique appearance. Caring for a Baobab can be a rewarding experience, as these trees have a rich history and offer numerous ecological benefits. The key to successful Baobab care lies in replicating its natural habitat as closely as possible. This includes providing plenty of sunlight, using well-draining soil, maintaining a minimal watering schedule, and protecting the tree from cold temperatures.

Light

Baobabs thrive in full sunlight and open spaces. If you’re planting a Baobab, choose a location that receives ample sunlight throughout the day. In cooler climates, Baobabs can be grown in large containers and moved indoors during colder months.

Soil 

Well-draining soil is crucial for Baobab trees. They are susceptible to root rot if the soil retains too much moisture. A mix of sand, loam, and perlite is ideal for ensuring proper drainage. For potted Baobabs, use cactus or succulent potting mix.

Water

The Baobab’s watering needs are minimal. In their natural habitat, they often survive on limited water resources. Overwatering can be detrimental, so it’s essential to allow the soil to dry out completely between watering sessions. During the winter, when the tree is dormant and leafless, reduce watering significantly.

Temperature

Baobabs are best suited for warm climates and can withstand high temperatures. However, they are not frost-tolerant and should be protected from cold weather. If you live in an area with cold winters, it’s best to grow your Baobab in a container so it can be moved indoors.

Fertilization

While Baobabs are not heavy feeders, a light application of a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season can promote healthy growth. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive leaf growth at the expense of the tree’s overall health.

Pruning 

Pruning is not typically necessary for Baobabs, as they naturally have a sparse canopy. However, removing dead or damaged branches can help maintain the tree’s health and appearance. Always use clean, sharp tools for pruning.

Pest and Disease Management

Baobabs are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for signs of trouble, such as discolored leaves or unusual growths. Common issues include root rot due to overwatering and pests like aphids or spider mites.

Propagation

Baobabs can be propagated from seeds or cuttings. To propagate from seed, soak the seeds in water for 24 hours before planting them in well-draining soil. Germination can take several weeks. For propagation from cuttings, take a healthy branch and allow it to dry for a few days before planting in soil.

Additional information

Zone

10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

40 ft

Spacing

40 ft

3 reviews for Baobab Tree

  1. ROBERT EVANS (verified owner)

    FANTASTIC PLANT FOR THE MONEY/GREAT SERVICE…WOULD DO BUSINESS AGAIN

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Healthy Plant and fast shipping

  3. Virginia (verified owner)

    Love it!

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