ADANSONIA digitata
ADANSONIA digitata
ADANSONIA digitata

ADANSONIA digitata

Author : Carl Linnaeus, 1759
Family : Bombacaceae, Malvaceae
Habitat : Kenya

The big and beautiful tree-like succulent appears only in the southern part of Africa (and brought around by Arab traders to i.e. Madagascar and Oman). It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1759. It belongs to the Bombacaceae* family. The trunk will get op to 15 meter wide and the tree up to 22 meters high. It can be reproduced by cuttings and seeds. Grows best in a well drained soil, some water and sun in summer and dry in winter.
Seeds have been brought by Arab traders to Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Oman where around 100, up to 2000 years old trees can be found in Dhofar. Those plants have done fine so fare up north, and the biggest have reached a stem diameter of ten meters!

There are 6-10 species of Adansonias on Madagascar, one in the South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and one in the Kimberley region (Northern and Western Territory), Australia.

The genera is named after the French naturalist Michel Adanson,1727-1806, and digitata meaning hand-like, is in reference to the shape of the leafs.

It has gourd/egg-formed green fruits, which can be 12 cm long, with several seeds in a vitamin C hard-foam.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Bombacaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.

One year old seedling. 25 cm. PIC 2
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Culture:
Exposure: bright and sunny
Temperature: minimum of 10oC (summer growth)
Soil: not too rich but mostly well drained
winter rest with leaf fall in autumn

 

Culture:
Exposure: bright and sunny.
Temperature: minimum of 10oC (summer growth)
Soil: not too rich but mainly well drained
winter resting with loose of leaves in autumn

 

CULTURE :
Exposure : bright and sunny.
Take care do not expose the caudex in full sun.
Temperature : minimum of 10°c (summer growth)
Soil : not too rich but mainly well drained. You can use a mix of pumice with your habitual potting soil
winter resting with loose of leaves in autumn

 

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