Kapok, Cotton Tree (Ceiba pentandra)

Common name: Kapok, Cotton Tree
Family: Bombacaceae
Genus: Ceiba
Species pentandra

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/53514/

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In El Salvador, one can break off a shoot from a tree, stick it in the soil, water it, and it will grow. I've done this several times. The ceiba is a hardy tree.

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