Chorisia speciosa

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Description

Family: Bombacaceae
Genus: Ceiba
Species: Speciosa
Synonym: Chorisia speciosa
Floss Silk Tree

Fast-growing tree to 30-60ft tall. It grows very well in both tropical and subtropical climates, and is a popular street tree, due to its beautiful blooms. The trunk is also unique, containing numerous prominent spines. Leaves drop during flowering time. Can be grown for bonsai. Grow in well-drained soil. Trees do not need a lot of water, particularly during flowering. Commonly planted as an ornamental. The silk from the fruits is used to stuff pillows but is regrettably unable to be spun into thread.


Germination instructions:
First, soak the seeds in water for 48 hours. Then sow them in the sowing mix and let them germinate at around 25degC. Keep the soil constantly moist.
Sowing time:
All year round

Additional information

size

10 seeds

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