How to grow Kola nut

Kola nut grow and care – tree of the genus Cola also known as Kola or Kola tree, Kola nut perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 12+.

Leaves color green glossy elliptic shape

Flower color yellow with red stripes and borders the flower grow in clusters

Kola nut nuts

Nut edible in the color white the nutshell can be in color: white, pink or red, the nut, the nuts grow in “case” in each case there is few nuts the case looks like brain.

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How to grow Kola nut growing and care:

Humidity, rich soil, high altitudes

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Moth larvae

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
10-20 m, 30-60 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers with red stripes and borders the flower grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:
Bees +

Edible Nuts

Nuts harvest season:
All year

Nuts pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Kola nut?
Beverage, eat raw

Work requirements on the nut:
Collect from the ground

How long does it take to bear nut?
4-8 years

Scientific name:


How to grow Kola nut

Kola nut tree

Kola nut


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Nut
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Eaten raw
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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