Bombax Ellipticum - Shaving Brush Tree
Bombax ellipticum, commonly known as the Shaving Brush Tree, is a magnificent botanical specimen native to Central America and the Caribbean. This tropical tree showcases elliptical-shaped leaves that form a dense and verdant canopy. During its flowering season, it produces striking inflorescences in vibrant shades of red or orange, resembling the shape of a shaving brush. With its commanding presence and botanical allure, Bombax ellipticum is a prized addition to any landscape or botanical garden. Its impressive stature and adaptability make it a captivating focal point, infusing the surroundings with a touch of tropical elegance and natural beauty.
From the mallow family (Malvaceae); the leaves are shed before/in winter; overwinter at approx. 15°C; little to no watering in winter; for a sunny location, then from spring when it sprouts again; collector's plant; potted in a clay pot itself mixed, permeable organic substrate; repotting only desired in 1-2years; grown from seed; not overfertilised, therefore robust & healthy (100% organic quality before quantity!); can be grown as a bonsai tree; Have fun with your new Bombax ellipticum - little tree.