Information for Adansonia digitata

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 9
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:10
Type of plant - tree
Flower: WHITE, 5 mer., to 20cm. wide, pend.
Fruit: YELLOW-BROWN, ovate, hairy, -50cm..(sow spring, nick - soak, 1-7 weeks)
Foliage: to 20cm. wide, 5-9 lfts.....swollen trunk..warm areas..large pot while young
Height in meters: 20
Adansonia digitata seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Common names for Adansonia digitata: (med.fevers,diarrhoea,astring.fr.),  Affenbrotbaum,  African Baobab,  Apenbroodboom,  Arbre de mille ans,  Baobab,  Calebassier du senegal,  Dead Rat Tree,  Kremetartboom,  Lemonade Tree,  Mapou Zombi,  Mbuyu,  Monkey Bread Tree,  Pain de singe,  Upside Down Tree, 

Adansonia digitata is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
1:   Stock list
11:   Bonsai Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
15:   Australian Natives and Introduced Species
26:   Succulent Plant Seed List
30:   Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
37:   South African Native and Introduced Plants
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
63:   Madagascan Native and Introduced Plants
83:   Vegetable Seed List
113:   East African Native Plant Seed List
115:   West African Native Plant Seed List
169:   Sandy Soil Plant Seed List
175:   Mali (Sahel) West African Native and Introduced Plants
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
266:  Bombacaceae
487:  Malvaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Adansonia digitata seeds will usually germinate in 21-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow seeds about 2mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25C.

Soak in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.

Before sowing, soak in hand hot water.

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