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Baobab

Adansonia za

Family: Bombacaceae
Genus: Adansonia (ad-an-SOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: za (ZAH) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Trees

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Merritt Island, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 15, 2015, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

The trees in the above photograph taken by Kelly Griffin in Madagascar are called Baobab Amoureux due to them being intertwined. The local legend that has been created around them is that 2 young lovers were forbidden their love having both been promised to others. In their misery, they asked God to intervene and these 2 baobobs grew together to live together in eternity. They are quite a tourist attraction.

Positive

On Apr 11, 2006, chanin from Bangkok,
Thailand wrote:

While I visited Madagascar in October 2004, I traveled to the south of the island and found this gigantic Baobab at Ampanihy town. The diameter of this second-largest Baobab in Madagascar is 8 m. and more than 20m. in hight.

Adansonia za is one of the six species which are endemic to Madagascar.

I grow seedlings of this Baobab in my pachycaul and caudiciform collection. It seem to grow quite well in tropical climate.

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