Ceiba pentandra grow and care – tree of the genus Ceiba also known as Java cotton, Ceiba pentandra perennial deciduous used as ornamental attract pollinator plant or bonsai, can grow in subtropics, tropics or mediterranean climate and growing hardiness zone 10+.
Trunk color is brown and can be with thorns, the trunk mostly in bottle shape.
Leaves color green the leaves elliptic and connected in the base and create like hand with 7 fingers.
Ceiba pentandra flower
Flower color white, flowers have five petals.
Fruit color green and when ready brown the fruit contain like white cotton.
Alternative names: Java cotton, Java kapok, Silk-cotton tree, Samauma, Ceiba tree.
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VIDEO How to grow Ceiba pentandra growing and care:
Frost free, good soil drainage
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: Thorns
Winter, spring, summer Planting season:
? Pests and diseases:
Pruning season: Summer
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant: 20-60m, 60-180 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water Water requirement:
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Winter, spring, summer Bloom season:
General information about the flower White flowers with five petals
Spring flowers Summer flowers Winter flowers
Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Tropics Climate
Ornamental flower Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
Deciduous Perennial plant Tree
Attract pollinators Bonsai Ornamental plants Shade tree
Spring Planting Summer planting Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
Full sun Plants Part shade Plants
Regularly water Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 12 Hardiness zone 13