Impressive trunk of a Ceiba pentandra, one of the highest tree in the world
    • Ceiba pentandra one of the highest tree in the world
    • Fruits of the kapok tree, one of the biggest tre tin the world
    • Close on the "cotton" of the Ceiba pentandra
    • Impressive trunk of a Ceiba pentandra, one of the highest tree in the world
    • Isolated Ceiba pentandra
    • Flowers of the kapok tree
    • Impressive trunk of Kapok tree
    • Massive trunk of a ceiba tree

    Kapok tree

    €12.00
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    Ceiba pentandra

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    Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

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    Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
    Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
    48 to 72 hours delivery
    100 % grown in France
    100 % grown in France
    All our plants are grown from seeds in the Loire valley.
    100% natural
    100% natural
    No chemical fertilizer or add on Plants’ growth cycle is respected Non-grafted, non-hybridized
    Seedlings
    Seedlings
    We sell our plants young, so that they are both adaptable and affordable
    Customized packaging
    Customized packaging
    All our boxes were designed especially for Rayon de Serre. 100% recycled and recyclable.
    100% secure payment
    100% secure payment
    Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

    Caractéristiques de la plante

    • Ceiba pentandra : Kapokier
    • Famille : Malvacées
    • Origine : Amérique du Sud et Amérique Centrale
    • Hauteur dans son milieu naturel : 70 m
    • Rusticité : 0°C
    • Couleur de la floraison : blanc crème

    Les plants de Rayon de Serre

    Taille des plantes Rayon de Serre Hauteur : environ 10 à 30 cm (selon les saisons)


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    Descriptif de la plante

    Le mot de Rayon de Serre

    Here is the Kapok tree, one of the highest trees in the World, surrounded by legends and mysteries...
    A sacred tree for the Mayas, it represents nothing less than the axis of the world and the way for souls to reach heaven! True tree of life, it symbolizes strength and greatness; Guatemala has made it its emblem.
    The Ceiba pentandra is a magnificent ornamental and shade tree, which can reach 70 meters in height, and is particularly sought after for the beauty of its trunk. Indeed, its smooth trunk is covered with thorns in its youth, which will become smoother as it grows. It will then develop enormous buttresses, with forms as varied as impressive! Its horizontal roots remain very spread out and shallow. Its wood is light, and allows the manufacture of boats such dugouts.
    But it is also known for the cottony vegetable fiber it produces, the famous "kapok", which provides a rot-proof, insulating and waterproof material, ideal for stuffing cushions, pillows and vests! Unfortunately, the arrival of synthetics has stopped the use of kapok, and our beautiful Kapok tree is in decline... So, no hesitation, let's adopt it! 
    Also known as : Ceiba or Java cotton tree !

    Conseils de culture

    Conseil de Culture Rayon de Serre

    Rempoter ?
    Arroser ?
    Apport d'éléments nutritifs ?
    Plante d'intérieur ou plante d'extérieur ?
    Que faire en cas de maladie ?
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    Growing tips

    Repotting

    Repotting

    When you receive your plant, repot it in a pot slightly larger than the bucket, which must be well pierced. Avoid pot covers which prevent residual water from draining away and encourage fungal diseases. Choose a fine potting soil, ideally with added perlite or sand to lighten the substrate (do not use garden soil or acidic soil such as heather). Then plan two repottings per year (spring and autumn), gradually increasing the size of the pot and adapting it to the size of the root network (the roots must have room, but not too much as the plant must be able to dry out its substrate between waterings). This avoids having to add fertilizer, which always risks burning the fragile roots of the plants and making the plant wither as soon as the fertilizer is stopped.

    Watering

    Watering

    Moderate watering: watering should be copious (the whole root ball should be wet), but wait until the substrate has dried deeply before watering again (you can stick your finger in the soil: as long as you feel moisture, do not water). Your plant will recover better from a lack of water than from an excess of water. Always water at the base of the plant, and do not mist it, because stagnant water in the armpit of the leaves favors cryptogamic diseases. If your atmosphere is too dry, put bowls of water nearby (above radiators for example), so that evaporation humidifies the air.

    For an indoor planting

    For an indoor planting

    Your plant is best taken out in summer, full sun is perfect for it. It should be brought indoors in winter, and ideally placed in a warm and luminous place, like in a veranda or behind a window. It fears excessive humidity when temperatures are low, so avoid cold rooms. Attention: do not take it out and bring it in all the time, it should be taken out in good weather, then brought in when the cold weather arrives, because plants adapt their foliage to their environment, which should not constantly change. It often happens that plants lose their foliage when they are taken out and/or put in, don't worry, your plant will adapt and will emit its new foliage accordingly.

    For an outdoor planting

    For an outdoor planting

    If your climate allows it, you will be able to plant your plant in full ground, a full sun is recommended. We advise you however to cultivate it in pot the first year and to make it spend the first winter in the heat, in order to strengthen it well. Plant it between the end of the risk of frost (generally at the beginning of May) and the end of August, in a soil which must be light and draining; do not hesitate to add sand and fine potting soil if necessary. Be careful with the minimum temperatures indicated: they are given for a mature plant, and you have to take into account the wind which accentuates the cold felt, as well as the water retention capacity of your soil, which can rot the roots if it is not sufficiently draining. So take a little safety margin!

    Pruning

    Pruning

    This plant supports the pruning, but we do not advise it because that would make it lose its native form.

    Fertilizer

    Fertilizer

    Our plants are grown naturally, without chemical fertilizers, so we advise you to repot them regularly (twice a year) rather than adding fertilizer.

    In case of pest attack

    In case of pest attack

    If your plants are under attack by aphids or other pests, the best way to control them is by hand. Change their soil, remove as many undesirables as possible by hand and then shower your plants with a strong stream of water to eliminate any eggs that may be present. Spray them (insist on the underside of the leaves) with liquid black soap diluted in water. Repeat the operation several times at a few days interval. Take them outside in good weather, rain, sun and wind will kill most of the aggressors!

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