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Pachira aquatica

Pachira aquatica


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Pachira, Guiana Chestnut, Malabar Chestnut, Provision Tree, Sabanut
Synonyme: Bombacopsis aquaticum, Pachira macrocarpa, Bombax macrocarpum, Carolinea macrocarpa, Pachira macrocarpa
(5 Korn)

immergrüner, ausladender Baum bis zu 20 m mit an der Basis verdicktem, wasserspeicherndem Stamm und langgestielten, handförmigen, großen, glänzend mittel- bis tiefgrünen Blättern, bestehend aus bis zu 9 Fiederblättern. Die cremefarbenen Blüten mit langen, schmalen, zurückgeschlagenen Petalen und unzähligen, weit herausragenden Staubfäden mit roter Spitze erscheinen am Ende der Triebe, denen eßbare Früchte (Nüsse) folgen

Family:  Bombacaceae Seidenbaumwollgewächse Evergreen:  yes
Origin:  South America Fragrance: 
Group:  Tree Flower:  multicolor
Zone:  10 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  mind. 10-15°C Fruits:  Steinfrüchte
To use as:  Topfgarten, Wintergarten, Zimmerkultur, Bonsai Locations:  full sun to semi-shade
Toxic:  Rare: 

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds/Cuttings
Pre-Treatment: soak ca. 2-3 h in lukewarm water
Sowing Time: all year round
Sowing Deep: ca. 1 cm
Sowing Mix: Coir, cactus soil or sowing mix + sand or perlite
Germination Temperature: ca. 22-25°C
Location: bright + keep constant slightly moist, not wet
Germination Time: until germination takes place
Irrigation: in the growing season regularly water + let dry between watering
Fertilization: monthly 0,2%ig with cactus fertilizer
Pests: Spider mites, Scale insects > especially under glass
Substrate: cactus or potting soil + 2/3 sand or perlite
Culture: bright at approx. 20°C + keep constant slightly moist
Overwintering: Older specimens bright or dark at about 15-20°C and according to ambient temperature in larger intervals and only water in small quantities that the root ball not dries out completely.
Note: drought-tolerant! Bonsai suitable! Do not fertilize in the first year!
Jul 4. Wednesday, 2018
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