How to grow Calabash Tree

Calabash Tree growing tree of the genus Crescentia also known as Crescentia cujete, Calabash Tree perennial evergreen used as ornamental or medical plant, can grow in tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 13+.

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Calabash Tree flowers

Flower color can be in green, orange, pink or brown in bell shape to mouth.

Fruit not edible in green color.

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Requirements for Calabash Tree growing and care:

Always moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruit heavy can injure people

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for deign

Size of the plant?
5-10 m, 15-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year

General information about the flower
Bell shape to mouth shape flowers, color can be in green, orange, pink or brown

Scientific name:

Crescentia cujete

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