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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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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.