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Kapok "Silk Cotton" (Ceiba Pentandra) - Plant

Kapok "Silk Cotton" (Ceiba Pentandra) - Plant

Ceiba Pentandra

Regular price Rs. 449.00
Regular price Rs. 600.00 Sale price Rs. 449.00
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18-24 inches tall Plant
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Live Plant along with a Plastic Pot.
Plant height is 18"-24" inches in Medium size Pot.
Plant height is 24"-36" inches in Large size Pot.
Easy maintenance, outdoor, silk cotton plant, Useful in stuffing pillows, mattresses, and life jackets.

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Kapok "Silk Cotton" (Ceiba Pentandra) - Plant

Kapok tree is scientifically known as Ceiba pentandra. It  is a majestic tropical tree native to Central and South America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. Renowned for its impressive height. This deciduous tree can grow up to 70 meters. It thrives in outdoor environments, making it unsuitable for indoor gardening.

A key speciality of the Kapok tree is its seed pods, which contain a cotton-like fiber used in stuffing pillows, mattresses, and life jackets. This lightweight, buoyant, and water-resistant fiber is a valuable resource in many industries. Additionally, the Kapok tree is revered in many cultures for its ecological and economic importance, contributing to both local economies and biodiversity.

Features of Kapok (Ceiba Pentandra) Plant :-

  • Height: Can grow up to 70 meters (230 feet).
  • Trunk: Massive, cylindrical, and buttressed at the base.
  • Leaves: Compound with 5-9 leaflets in a palmate arrangement.
  • Flowers: Large, cream-colored, pollinated by bats and insects.
  • Fruit: Produces large seed pods containing fluffy, cotton-like kapok fiber.
  • Kapok Fiber: Lightweight, buoyant, water-resistant; used in pillows, mattresses, and life jackets.
  • Roots: Extensive, with supportive buttresses.
  • Ecological Role: Provides habitat and food for diverse wildlife, supporting ecosystem biodiversity.
  1. Location: Plant in a spacious outdoor area with plenty of sunlight.
  2. Soil: Ensure well-drained, fertile soil to prevent waterlogging.
  3. Watering: Water regularly during the growing season but allow the soil to dry out between waterings to avoid root rot.
  4. Mulching: Apply mulch around the base to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  5. Fertilization: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth.
  6. Pruning: Prune to remove dead or diseased branches and to maintain a desirable shape.

Note: Plant may slightly differ from shown image depending on Season and growth pattern

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