Baobab africain
    • Baobab africain
    • Baobab africain
    • Baobab africain
    • Baobab africain
    • Baobab africain
    • Baobab africain

    African baobab

    €16.00
    VAT included

    Adansonia digitata

    Quantity

    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€

    Description

    • Adansonia digitata: African baobab
    • Family : Bombacacees
    • Origin : Central Africa
    • eight in its natural environment : 25 m
    • Hardiness: 5°C
    • Flower colour : white

    Taille des plantes Rayon de Serre Height : about 10 to 20 cm (depending on seasons)


    croissance de la plante Fast grower

    Description of the plant

    This magnificent Baobab is sacred, be careful not to cut its spongy trunk full of water, it is sacrilege!

    It is indeed at the heart of African life and is called "palaver tree" because it is around it that the village gathers to talk about their problems and to tell tales and legends.

    Everything is good about it: its fruits are edible, also very appreciated by monkeys, hence their nickname of "monkey bread", its seeds are used as a substitute for coffee, its young shoots and their roots are eaten like asparagus...

    So, poets beware, adopt an African Baobab  to tell your odes to amazed children!

    Discover our other varieties of Adansonia :  the Grandidier's baobab, the Australian Baobab and the Madagascar Baobab.

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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

    A true houseplant, place it in a warm and bright place, like a veranda or behind a window, direct sunlight suits them perfectly.

    For an outdoor planting

    For an outdoor planting

    This plant is not frost and/or cold resistant and should not be planted outside except in limited parts of Southern Europe.

    Pruning

    Pruning

    This plant can not be pruned If you feel that it is becoming too bulky, you can limit its growth by continuing to repot it and change its substrate but without increasing the size of the pot. If the root network becomes too important, do not hesitate to prune the roots.

    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!

    Rayon de Serre's word

    Rayon de Serre's word

    If loses its leaves during the winter, don't worry, but reduce significantly watering!

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