kapok tree, sapling, ceiba pentrandra, live vivarium plant

Kapok Tree
(Ceiba pentandra)

Synonyms: Silk Cotton Tree, Bombax pentandrum, Eriodendron pentandrum
Native range: Central America, South America, West Africa
Growing conditions: Bright, warm and humid conditions, with rich, well-drained soil.
Maximum height: 30 to 70 metres!

The Kapok is a giant among tropical rainforest species. Saplings are quick growing, sturdy and best suited to background cover in tall vivariums. The strong leaves and stems make them suitable for climbing reptiles and amphibians.

Also a popular species for Bonsai.

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UK delivery is via Royal Mail First Class (2-3 working days), anywhere in the UK. For international orders, please email sales@insectivore.co.uk before ordering.

Plants are shipped in strong cardboard cartons (or padded envelopes for small cuttings), with roots and leaves wrapped and tied to prevent drying out or damage in transit.

In the unlikely event of any plants arriving damaged, a replacement or full refund will be issued following return.