Cacao Tree
Theobroma cacao
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist daily at room temperatures above 22 °C, otherwise mist every 3 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers hot constant temperatures through the whole year (average over 22 °C).
pH range 5.6 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

Photo

Names

Other common names Cocoa Tree
Family Malvaceae

Characteristics

Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • cream
  • pale pink
Blooming months
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Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • orange
  • purple
  • yellow