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PlantFiles: Baobab, Monkey-bread Tree
Adansonia grandidieri

Family: Bombacaceae
Genus: Adansonia (ad-an-SOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: grandidieri (gran-dee-dee-ER-ee) (Info)

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over 40 ft. (12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral alexgr1 On Feb 4, 2015, alexgr1 from Dunnellon, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Easily grown from seed. First of all, immerse the seeds in hot water for 2-6 hours. Sow the seeds in a well-drained medium like river sand or perlite/vermiculite mix, about 1cm deep. Take care not to overwater the seedlings. Keep pot in warm situation 68-75°F. Germination usually occurs in 2-4 weeks. It can be more, don't lose faith. - See more at:

Positive Ornamental_Vale On Dec 4, 2010, Ornamental_Vale from Carolina, PR wrote:

Es un árbol grandioso, fácil de cuidar, hermoso para crear un bonsai y fácil para germinar; se los recomiendo.

Positive chanin On Apr 12, 2006, chanin from Bangkok
Thailand wrote:

An incredible living thing in the world! I have to tell that one, at least once in a life, should visit Madagascar to observe this amazing Baobab tree, especially at the "Avenue de Baobab" where you will find these gigantic tree along the road and wait for the sunset. I'm sure, you will never me.

Positive Malalakaman On Feb 7, 2004, Malalakaman wrote:

One of the easier baobabs to germinate after seed scarification and soaking. Initially growth is quite rapid and a smooth trunk soon forms, great for bonsai. Found it easy to coax back into leaf again after dormancy, even here in the damp and chilly UK! Give as much sun as possible and do not over-water especially near dormancy.


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

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Dunnellon, Florida
Miami, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Carolina, Puerto Rico

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