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Tropical / Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra)

Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra)
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Kapok is like cotton, but it’s the seed fluff of the kapok tree. A tall, topical tree that performs well as a houseplant.

Expected processing time

2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 10 seeds


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Common name:
Kapok tree

South America

Minimum temperature:
10 degrees Celcius

Maybe you remember images of a rainforest, where some trees extend above the rest of the trees: forest giants. These are often kapok trees, because they can reach a height up to 70 metres! (trunk up to 3 metres wide with buttress roots). It’s a tropical tree that is not suited for temperate climates, but performs well as a houseplant. In the oval fruit, some fluff sticks, some kind of white cotton-like balls. This is kapok. It’s similar to cotton, but has nothing to do with the cotton plant. The seeds are dispersed by the wind, and the fluff helps the seeds to spread.

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

Sowing time:
All year round


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Hans - 23-04-2019 16:45

Mooie en snel groeiende plant. Na 1 jaar 150 cm. Gemakkelijke plant.

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