How to grow Monkey puzzle tree

Monkey puzzle tree growing tree of the genus Araucaria also known as Monkey puzzle or Araucaria araucana, Monkey puzzle tree perennial evergreen pinophyta plant, edible plant but mostly used as ornamental plant as shade tree or bonsai, grow temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-9.

Leaves color green dark to bright the leaves shape it’s triangle with pointed edge, the leaf connected in the end of the leaf and produce rosette shape.

Flower small color yellow flower that grow male and female flower separate (can be on the same tree), grow on a cone.

Monkey puzzle tree nuts

Nut edible and are pines cover with brown nutshell, the nuts grow in a cone the color of the nuts are yellow-cream.

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How to grow Monkey puzzle tree growing and care:

Cold temperature (cool summer)

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes if you want Nuts

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Take a lot of time to get Pines

Recommended planting season?
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just when it’s young to cut the brunches that not go strait up

Size of the plant?
30-40m, 100-125 feet.

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow 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:

General information about the flower:
Flower small color yellow flower that grow male and female flower separate (can be on the same tree), grow on a cone.

Pollination is done by:

Edible nuts

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Monkey puzzle tree fruits?
Eat raw, paste, roast

Work requirements on the fruit:
Collect from the ground and crack the nutshell

How long does it take to bear fruit?
30-50 years

Scientific name:

Araucaria araucana

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone