|Buddha Belly Plant|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:||Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
|Plant Height:||3-6 feet|
|Plant Spread:||2-4 feet|
Pops open explosively when ripe
|Fruiting Time:||Year Round
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Year Round
Other: Year Round in the tropics
|Resistances:||Tolerates dry shade
|Toxicity:||Fruit is poisonous
Other: Sap is poisonous
|Propagation: Seeds:||Scarify seeds: Will speed up germination. Self seeding if planted in ground.
Needs specific temperature: Simulate tropical climate.
Days to germinate: Few if fresh.
Depth to plant seed: Will germinate on ground like a succulent. Caudex will then probe into the ground.
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
|Conservation status:||Least Concern (LC)
|Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 22, 2018 4:02 PM
Ornamental pachycaul with a swollen base, deciduous leaves, and bright orange or red flowers. Native to Central America. Looks good when leafy, looks good when leafless (especially when grown to favor the bottle form), looks great in bloom. Relatively common in cultivation. Monoecious and self fertile.
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