How to grow Ceiba speciosa

Ceiba speciosa growing tree of the genus Ceiba also known as Floss silk tree, Ceiba speciosa 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 speciosa flower

Flower color pink with inner yellow, flowers have five petals.

Fruit color green and when ready brown the fruit contain like white cotton.

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Requirements for Ceiba speciosa 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?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
7-15 m, 21-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter, spring, summer

General information about the flower
Pink with inner yellow flowers with five petals

Scientific name:

Ceiba speciosa

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