The African baobab is the most important in number and also the better known among the eight species.
Indigenous in the semi arid part of the sub-Saharian Africa.
Unlike the 8 other diploid species, it is tetraploid.
This means that it has 4n chromosomes in its cells, the diploid number of 2n being the normal number.
Adansonia digitata has a character which is unique in the genus: pendulous flowers.
The tree is usually massive, reaching 25m in height and up to 12 m in diameter, with irregular crown.
Bark grey, smoth. Some times irregurlarly tuberculate.
Flowers of Adansonia digitata are white.
The fruits are variable, globose to ovoid.
Seeds (3) : 3.99 €
Seeds (50) : 26.6 €
Cutting (unrooted) 25-30cm : 9.31 €
Plant 25-30cm : 30.59 €
zone 10b = Winter minimum temperature 2C to 4C (35F to 40F)
Coastal Tropical Forests
Dry tropical forests
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Resitant to salty sea air Drought-Tolerant Medicinal Plant
Temperature during winter
Watering during automn-winter
Watering during hot season
Fertilizer during growth
1 gravel + 1 soil + 1 humus
Indoor during winter temperature min. from 3 to 10C
Regularly and abundantly, but avoid that the water traverse the pot