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PlantFiles: Baobab
Adansonia za

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

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Cactus and Succulents

over 40 ft. (12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


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Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive chanin 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.


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

Merritt Island, Florida

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