Common name: Baobab za
Origin: Africa, Madagascar
Height at maturity: 5 to 20 meters
Plant type: tree
Foliage: falls in the dry season
Flowering: May to August
Flower color: yellow
Soil type: ordinary, well-draining
Watering: normal to dry
Use: container, bonsai
Diseases and insect pests: resistant to diseases
Storage of seeds: 4 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Adansonia za is the most widespread baobab in Madagascar, it reaches a height between 5 and 20 meters and its trunk has a cylindrical or slightly conical shape. Its bark is corrugated and is gray in color.
It is a deciduous tree with a flattened crown at the top and tapering branches. Its flowers are yellow. The leaves appear in March and fall at the beginning of autumn, the baobab at this time goes dormant until spring.
The za baobab has no cold tolerance but can withstand minimum temperatures of 1°C. However, it needs a temperature of 18°C and a sunny position to grow in good health.
You can grow baobabs indoors, but it is imperative to provide them with plenty of light and heat. You can take them out in spring and summer.