ADANSONIA DIGITATA - Baobab Tree - Upside Down Tree Maximize

ADANSONIA DIGITATA - Baobab Tree - Upside Down Tree

This is a very large, rare, unusual and interesting tropical tree. Due to the size, many grow this plant in a container and some even train it as a Bonsai tree. Mature trees bear large, dangling, white flowers that are super unique. Collector plant!

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This South African native is a very large, rare, unusual and interesting succulent tropical tree that forms an incredibly wide base. Due to the size, many grow this plant in a container and some even train it as a Bonsai tree. Mature trees bear large, dangling, white flowers that are super unique.

Some legends claim that the tree was cast down from the heavens and landed upside down. When the tree is dormant in the winter (no leaves), the upper branches look more like roots and it has the appearance as if the tree was upside down. Of course I imagine that this incredible site can only be seen on large trees in the ground.
Baobab grows outside in full sun, it needs medium water in the summer and likes to be kept a little dry in the winter. They need to be protected from freezing temperatures. This bizarre collector tree is normally kept in a container as a Bonsai tree.

FAMILY : Malvaceae
ORIGIN : Africa
TYPE/USES :
deciduous tree, Bonsai
MATURE SIZE :
75'- 100' or kept small in a container
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS
: average, less in winter when dormant 
MIN. TEMP. :
low 20's
FLOWER :
white, summer-fall, only on mature trees

All photos, including the Bonsai tree are for reference purposes only. These are not photos of the plants you will be receiving.