ADANSONIA DIGITATA - Baobab Tree
Relatively easy difficulty – 2/5
Water sparingly, never in winter
Green foliage with white flowers
Suitable for formal and informal upright bonsai styles
The Baobab Tree, also known as the Monkey Bread Tree, Dead Rat Tree and Upside Down Tree, is native to AFrica’s hot dry Savannah and can also be found in Madagascar and Australia. The three can reach 82ft tall in nature with the trunk impressively growing up to 46ft wide.
The trunk retains an impressive amount of water, more than 1,000 gallons has been extracted from a single tree before. When the tree has lost all its leaves in winter, the branches look like roots; it looks like it was planted upside down, hence its nickname (Upside Down Tree). In March, when the temperature increases, the leaves will reappear.
- Packet includes 10 seeds and an electronic Baobab Tree Bonsai Growing Guide