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Cacao Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Theobroma Cacao

 

Cacao Tree

Theobroma Cacao - Cacao Tree or Cocoa Tree - is an evergreen tree from which we get the basis of chocolate. The leaves are oblong with one end narrower than the other, and aboyut 20 cms. in length. Clusters of pinkish white flowers are borne on branches . The flowers have slender, pointed, recurving petals. Fruits up to 30cm long, yellow, brown and even purple in colour, usually with 10 ribs. The seeds are embedded in slimy pulp.

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plant Features
  • Cacao Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Cacao Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cacao Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Cacao Tree likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Cacao Tree

Latin name

Theobroma Cacao

type

Evergreen tree

family

Malvaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cacao Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Cacao Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Cacao Tree likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Cacao Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cacao Tree is 5.00meters x 8.00meters 5.00 M 8.00 M

Theobroma Cacao

Theobroma Cacao - Cacao Tree or Cocoa Tree - is an evergreen tree from which we get the basis of chocolate. The leaves are oblong with one end narrower than the other, and aboyut 20 cms. in length. Clusters of pinkish white flowers are borne on branches . The flowers have slender, pointed, recurving petals. Fruits up to 30cm long, yellow, brown and even purple in colour, usually with 10 ribs. The seeds are embedded in slimy pulp.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The white or pinkish-white flowers are very beautiful, though tiny - about 1/2" across- and, unusually, grow straight from the branch and trunk. The are unscented. They can appear at any time of the year

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

This is a tropical tree, and thrives in humidity (not necessarily high heat). In climates other than tropical can be grown in a container indoors, in filtered light and out of draughts. The growing-medium must be free-draining, and, preferably, fertile..

 
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