Queensland Bottle Tree
Brachychiton rupestris

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.6 - 7.8
Acidity preference is very sensitive to acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate steppe



Family Malvaceae
Other scientific names Sterculia rupestris


Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • yellow
Leaf color
  • green