Malabar Chestnut (Pachira glabra)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 30-60 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Drought deciduous
Fruit: Other: 6 inch green pods; the nuts inside the fruit are edible, raw, boiled or roasted, they are delicious!
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 7 to 21 days
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


Discussion Threads about this plant
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Planting tropical seeds by Gina1960 Apr 22, 2020 10:56 AM 9
Money plant (tree) next to radiator by anation123 Nov 5, 2019 10:03 AM 8
Plant identification question by Ted23 Aug 10, 2018 4:25 PM 5
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