Malabar chestnut
Pachira aquatica

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 No information available
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 5.0 - 7.0
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Guiana chestnut, provision tree, saba nut, Monguba, Pumpo
Family Malvaceae
Other scientific names Bombax macrocarpum, Carolinea macrocarpa, Pachira macrocarpa


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